Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Tornado Warning - Monroe, Baldwin, Monroe, Clarke


6:05 p.m.


6:09 p.m.
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
602 PM CDT TUE AUG 12 2008

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOBILE HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
EXTREME SOUTHWESTERN MONROE COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ALABAMA...
NORTH CENTRAL BALDWIN COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST ALABAMA...
SOUTH CENTRAL CLARKE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST ALABAMA...
EAST CENTRAL WASHINGTON COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST ALABAMA...

* UNTIL 645 PM CDT

* AT 559 PM CDT...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A SEVERE
THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO 3 MILES NORTHWEST OF
MCINTOSH...OR ABOUT 16 MILES SOUTHEAST OF CHATOM...MOVING EAST AT
27 MPH.

* THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR...
RURAL SOUTHERN CLARKE COUNTY AT 620 PM CDT
RURAL SOUTHEASTERN WASHINGTON COUNTY AT 620 PM CDT
RURAL NORTHERN BALDWIN COUNTY AT 630 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.

IF YOU ARE IN MOBILE HOME...EVACUATE IT AND GET ON THE LOWEST FLOOR
OF A NEARBY STURDY BUILDING OR IN AN UNDERGROUND STORM SHELTER. IF NO
SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER IS AVAILABLE AND A TORNADO IS FAST APPROACHING...
SEEK SHELTER IN A CULVERT...DITCH OR LOW DEPRESSION AND COVER YOUR
HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1000 PM CDT TUESDAY EVENING
FOR SOUTHWESTERN ALABAMA AND NORTHWEST FLORIDA AND SOUTHEAST
MISSISSIPPI.

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