Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Possible Tornado in Pickens


9:38


9:39

SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
928 PM CST TUE DEC 8 2009

ALC107-090400-
/O.CON.KBMX.TO.W.0170.000000T0000Z-091209T0400Z/
PICKENS AL-
928 PM CST TUE DEC 8 2009

...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1000 PM CST FOR SOUTHERN
PICKENS COUNTY...

AT 927 PM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CONTINUED TO DETECT A
TORNADO. THIS TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR MEMPHIS...OR 10 MILES WEST OF
ALICEVILLE...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 55 MPH. TAKE COVER IMMEDIATELY IF
YOU ARE IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS...

THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR...
GEORGE DOWNER AIRPORT BY 935 PM CST...
MCMULLEN...GARDEN AND ALICEVILLE BY 940 PM CST...
DILLBURG AND CARROLLTON BY 945 PM CST...
6 MILES SOUTHEAST OF OWENS BY 950 PM CST...
GORDO BY 1000 PM CST...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

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 200 AM CST WEDNESDAY MORNING
FOR WESTERN ALABAMA.

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