Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Tornado Warning - Escambia, Baldwin



BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED

TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
125 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2009

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOBILE HAS ISSUED A

* 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.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 800 PM CDT
TUESDAY EVENING FOR SOUTHWESTERN ALABAMA AND NORTHWEST FLORIDA AND
SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI.

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