WAlert: THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL will be conducted this morning, October 23 at 9:15 AM Local Time, weather permitting, as part of SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK in Mississippi.
The message will be sent under the Routine Weekly Test Product (RWT) disseminated by NOAA Weather Radio only. This will be broadcast on all NOAA weather radio transmitters across Mississippi.
COLUMBUS LOWNDES COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY WILL ACTIVATE ALL TORNADO SIRENS at 9:15 a.m. This will be a good day to think about what you will do when the sirens sound for a real tornado.
Walert This is a drill. A gas leak has been reported. Campus will be evacuated from Whitfield to Trotter Convention Center by buses or private auto. The Columbus campus is closed. This is a drill.
W Alert This is a drill: Active emergency at Cromwell. First responders on scene. If you are on campus shelter in place until further notice, otherwise avoid campus. This is a drill.
W Alert Test: This is a test of The W's emergency notification system.
EVENT: Severe Thunderstorm Warning
The National Weather Service in Jackson has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
Northeastern Lowndes County in northeastern Mississippi...
* Until 515 PM CDT.
* At 445 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Bedford, or 8
miles west of Vernon, moving east at 15 mph.
HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.
IMPACT...Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage
to roofs, siding, and trees.
* This severe thunderstorm will remain over mainly rural areas of
northeastern Lowndes County.
For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a
TARGET AREA: Lowndes, MS
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