Tornado Warning Tuscaloosa County Until 5:30 p.m.

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
514 PM CST WED DEC 24 2008

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR…
CENTRAL TUSCALOOSA COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…TUSCALOOSA…NORTHPORT…HOLT…

* UNTIL 530 PM CST

* AT 512 PM CST…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A SEVERE
THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO 9 MILES WEST OF
COKER…OR 6 MILES SOUTHEAST OF GORDO…MOVING EAST AT 45 MPH.

* THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR…
LAKE LURLEEN STATE PARK AND COKER BY 525 PM CST…
NORTHPORT…TUSCALOOSA…7 MILES NORTHWEST OF HOLT AND 7 MILES
NORTHWEST OF UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA BY 530 PM CST…

THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM.. IF YOU ARE IN ITS PATH…PREPARE
IMMEDIATELY FOR DAMAGING WINDS…DESTRUCTIVE HAIL AND DEADLY CLOUD TO
GROUND LIGHTNING.

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.

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