Escambia County Florida And Alabama:TORNADO WARNING

April 1st, 2009 - 1:53 am ICT by admin  

The National Weather Service has issued a TORNADO WARNING until 2:30 this afternoon.

* Tornado Warning for…
northwestern Escambia County in northwest Florida…
western Escambia County in south central Alabama…
central Baldwin County in southwest Alabama…
this includes the city of Bay Minette…

* until 230 PM CDT

* at 122 PM CDT…the National Weather Service indicated a severe
thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado 2 miles west of
Carney…or about 3 miles northeast of Bay Minette…moving
northeast at 25 mph.

* The tornado will be near…
Dyas by 135 PM CDT…
Perdido by 145 PM CDT…
Nokomis by 150 PM CDT…
Atmore by 200 PM CDT…
Robinsonville by 210 PM CDT…
Little Rock by 220 PM CDT…

The safest place to be during a tornado is on the lowest floor of a sturdy building…preferably in an interior hallway or a room such as a closet or bathroom. If possible…get under a workbench or other piece of sturdy furniture. Use blankets or pillows to cover your body and always stay away from windows. In addition to the tornado…this storm is capable of producing large damaging hail or damaging straight line winds.

Heavy rainfall may be obscuring this tornado. Take cover now! If you wait to see or hear it coming…it may be too late to get to a safe place.

Do not use your vehicle to try to outrun an approaching tornado. Any size of vehicle can be easily be tossed around by tornadic winds. If you are caught in the path of a tornado…leave the vehicle and seek shelter in a strong building. If no safe structure is available… seek shelter in a culvert…ditch or low depression and cover your head with your hands. Do not use Highway overpasses for shelter. Overpasses do not provide protection from tornadic winds.

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