Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Tornado Warning - Cherokee, Etowah, Dekalb

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
314 PM CST TUE JAN 6 2009

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
WEST CENTRAL CHEROKEE COUNTY IN NORTHEAST ALABAMA...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...CENTRE...CEDAR BLUFF...
NORTHEASTERN ETOWAH COUNTY IN NORTHEAST ALABAMA...

* UNTIL 345 PM CST

* AT 314 PM CST...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A SEVERE
THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR REECE CITY...OR 7
MILES NORTHWEST OF GADSDEN...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 50 MPH.

* THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR...
TABOR ROAD...CHEROKEE ROCK VILLAGE AND SLACKLAND BY 325 PM CST...
LEESBURG BY 330 PM CST...
SAND ROCK AND 8 MILES NORTHWEST OF CENTRE BY 335 PM CST...
6 MILES NORTHWEST OF WEISS LAKE BY 340 PM CST...
6 MILES NORTHWEST OF CEDAR BLUFF BY 345 PM CST...

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 59 EXIT NUMBER 188.

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 IN A BASEMENT. GET UNDER A
WORKBENCH OR OTHER PIECE OF STURDY FURNITURE. IF NO BASEMENT 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.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 700 PM CST TUESDAY EVENING
FOR ALABAMA.

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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
320 PM CST TUE JAN 6 2009

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HUNTSVILLE HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
EXTREME SOUTHEASTERN DEKALB COUNTY IN NORTHEAST ALABAMA...

* UNTIL 345 PM CST

* AT 318 PM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR INTERSTATE
59 NEAR THE KEENER COMMUNITY IN NORTHEAST ETOWAH COUNTY...MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 60 MPH.

* LOCATIONS NEAR THE PATH OF THIS TORNADO INCLUDE...
COLLINSVILLE.
DOG TOWN.
ADAMSBURG.
LITTLE RIVER CANYON NATIONAL PRESERVE.
DESOTO STATE PARK.

THIS STORM WILL MOVE RIGHT ALONG THE DEKALB CHEROKEE COUNTY LINE.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 700 PM CST TUESDAY EVENING
FOR NORTHEAST ALABAMA.

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