Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Tupelo, MS Tornado Warning

A friend of mine has a daughter attending a Carrie Underwood concert in Tupelo. They are under a tornado warning. I hope the venue is taking precautions. TVS just tripped SW of Tupelo in Lee Co., MS at 8:18.

8:45 - TVS tripped again east of Tupelo.... still no word..... either they are really enjoying the concert or their is no way to get a signal out of Tupelo
.

8:55 - Good news from the Carrie Underwood concert in Tupelo.... My friend's daughter who is there sent a text that said, "Chill out, we're still here and ok."


BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
759 PM CST TUE DEC 9 2008

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEMPHIS HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
SOUTHERN LEE COUNTY IN NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI...
SOUTHEASTERN PONTOTOC COUNTY IN NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI...

* UNTIL 845 PM CST

* AT 800 PM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM PRODUCING A TORNADO 8 MILES SOUTHWEST OF
TROY...OR 11 MILES SOUTH OF PONTOTOC...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 55 MPH.

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO TRACE
STATE PARK...FURRS...VERONA...TUPELO...PLANTERSVILLE AND TOMBIGBEE
STATE PARK.

.HEAVY RAINFALL MAY OBSCURE 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.

.THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE DURING A TORNADO IS A STORM SHELTER. IF NO
STORM SHELTER IS AVAILABLE...SEEK SHELTER ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF THE
BUILDING IN AN INTERIOR HALLWAY OR ROOM SUCH AS A CLOSET. USE
BLANKETS OR PILLOWS TO COVER YOUR BODY AND ALWAYS STAY AWAY FROM
WINDOWS.

IF IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES

EVACUATE THEM AND GET INSIDE A
SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE...LIE FLAT IN THE
NEAREST DITCH OR OTHER LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.

.STAY TUNED TO THIS BROADCAST FOR THE LATEST UPDATES AND INFORMATION.
TO REPORT SEVERE WEATHER ONLY...CALL 1 800 4 3 2 0 8 7 5.

No comments: