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Tornado warning extended until 12:40 p.m.; Warren County schools taking cover

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The National Weather Service has extended the tornado warning in Warren County until 12:40 p.m. and upgraded the severe weather alert to “moderate.”

Schools in the south part of Warren County are under tornado warning protocol.

A tornado watch remains in effect until 6 p.m.

Significant severe storms capable of producing tornadoes, some possibly strong, damaging wind gusts up to 70 mph, and large hail up to golf ball size are likely today as a storm system moves through the ArkLaMiss region. The greatest threat for severe weather will be now through the early evening. Everyone needs to stay weather aware and have your severe weather plans in place today!

TAKE COVER NOW!

  • Follow your building’s severe weather / tornado response plan.
  • Move to a room with few or small windows and on the lowest level.
  • Assist others, as needed.
  • Do not attempt to drive during dangerous conditions. Move to a safe building and follow the instructions above.

 

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