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Tornado Warning

Action Recommended Take shelter in place or per instructions

Issued By Memphis - TN, US, National Weather Service

Affected Area Tippah County

Description The National Weather Service in Memphis has issued a Tornado Warning for... Tippah County in northeastern Mississippi... Southeastern Benton County in northeastern Mississippi... Western Alcorn County in northeastern Mississippi... Until 730 PM CST. At 654 PM CST, a severe thunderstorm producing a tornado was located over Gravestown, or 9 miles west of Ripley, moving northeast at 50 mph. HAZARD...Tornado. SOURCE...Radar indicated rotation. IMPACT...Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree damage is likely. Locations impacted include... Ripley, Blue Mountain, Gravestown, Walnut, Ashland, Falkner, Chalybeate, Murry, Hightown, Collinstown, Crumtown, Lone Pine, Whitten Town, Pine Grove, Peoples, Bethel and Tiplersville. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a storm shelter or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris.



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