Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Tornado Emergency





This is about as dangerous as it gets. If you can, get to a storm shelter or a basement. 

If you can't, get into a small room on the lowest floor of a sturdy house, near the center, away from windows - and cover your body, especially your head. Wear a helmet if you have one. 

Definitely get out of a mobile home if you are in the path of this very dangerous tornado. You'd be better off lying in an unflooded culvert or ditch or even flat on the ground, covering your head. People have survived that way and also by leaving vehicles for something like a ditch. That's a last resort, but it can save a life. Don't be in a vehicle or a trailer for this. Hopefully you can get to a sturdy structure or if you're lucky, a storm pit. 

Just in case of any Hispanic readers. Looking out for everybody. This is a particularly dangerous situation. 



11:20 - People in Hammondville, Valley Head, and along North of there in Dekalb County, please stay sheltered. This is a confirmed, really dangerous tornado. 

11:21 - Broadcast media reporting major damage near Henagar School. Even up to Mentone, be sheltered and stay there. 

Even in a basement, get up under something sturdy or in the deepest part, underground if possible. Do whatever you can to protect your body from falling or flying debris. If you have a helmet, wear it. If you have pillows, blankets, or a small mattress, that too can shield your body. Especially protect your head and neck. This is very dangerous. But doing the right things, you can survive it. 



11:25 - Remember we also have a Tornado Warning still in effect for the storm South of Pleasant Grove in Jackson County. 

Going to make new post for the reissue of PDS Tornado Warning. 

 Severe Weather Statement

National Weather Service Huntsville AL

1109 PM CDT Wed May 8 2024


ALC049-090430-

/O.CON.KHUN.TO.W.0030.000000T0000Z-240509T0430Z/

DeKalb AL-

1109 PM CDT Wed May 8 2024


...TORNADO EMERGENCY FOR Henagar, Hammondville, and Mentone...


...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1130 PM CDT FOR EAST

CENTRAL DEKALB COUNTY...


At 1108 PM CDT, a confirmed large and destructive tornado was located

over Henagar, or 9 miles north of Rainsville, moving east at 20 mph.


TORNADO EMERGENCY for Henagar, Hammondville, and Mentone. This is a

PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION. TAKE COVER NOW!


HAZARD...Deadly tornado.


SOURCE...Radar confirmed tornado.


IMPACT...You are in a life-threatening situation. Flying debris may

         be deadly to those caught without shelter. Mobile homes

         will be destroyed. Considerable damage to homes,

         businesses, and vehicles is likely and complete destruction

         is possible.


The tornado will be near...

  Henagar and Ider around 1115 PM CDT.


Other locations impacted by this tornadic thunderstorm include

Sulpher Springs, Valley Head, Mentone, and Hammondville.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...


To repeat, a large, extremely dangerous, and potentially deadly

tornado is on the ground. To protect your life, TAKE COVER NOW! Move

to an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid

windows. If in a mobile home, a vehicle or outdoors, move to the

closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris.


&&


LAT...LON 3452 8553 3457 8583 3461 8582 3463 8578

      3469 8573 3471 8555 3455 8552 3453 8552

TIME...MOT...LOC 0408Z 269DEG 19KT 3462 8578


TORNADO...OBSERVED

TORNADO DAMAGE THREAT...CATASTROPHIC

MAX HAIL SIZE...1.00 IN


$$


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