Tornado Warning for Central Shelby County…expires 6:15 p.m.

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR…
CENTRAL SHELBY COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA…
SOUTH CENTRAL JEFFERSON COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 615 PM CST

* AT 544 PM CST…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A
TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR BESSEMER…MOVING EAST AT 55 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…
HOOVER…ALABASTER…BESSEMER…PELHAM…HELENA…CHELSEA…
COLUMBIANA…INDIAN SPRINGS VILLAGE…OAK MOUNTAIN AMPHITHEATER…
OAK MOUNTAIN STATE PARK…HOOVER METROPOLITAN STADIUM…
RIVERCHASE…SADDLE LAKE FARMS…BENT BROOK GOLF CLUB…
BALLANTRAE…JOE TUCKER PARK…PROMENADE TANNEHILL…BOUNDS LAKE…
BESSEMER AIRPORT AND MCADORY.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS…
INTERSTATE 65 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 242 AND 247.
INTERSTATE 459 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 6 AND 10.
INTERSTATE 20 NEAR MILE MARKER 108.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TAKE COVER NOW! MOVE TO A BASEMENT 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.

Reggie Roakes

WVUA 23 News

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