Tornado Warning: Central Escambia

March 31, 2009

The National Weather Service in Mobile has issued a

* Tornado Warning for…
central Escambia County in northwest Florida…

* until 630 PM CDT

* at 533 PM CDT…a meteorologist near Beulah Florida reported a
funnel cloud near Beulah…near the landfill…and was moving east
at 40 mph.

* The ┬átornado will be near…

rural eastern Escambia County at 550 PM CDT

The safest place to be during a tornado is on the lowest floor of a
sturdy building…preferably in an interior hallway or a room such as
a closet or bathroom. If possible…get under a workbench or other
piece of sturdy furniture. Use blankets or pillows to cover your body
and always stay away from windows. In addition to the tornado…this
storm is capable of producing large damaging hail or damaging
straight line winds.

If you are in Mobile home…evacuate it and get on the lowest floor
of a nearby sturdy building or in an underground storm shelter. If no
substantial shelter is available and a tornado is fast approaching…

seek shelter in a culvert…ditch or low depression and cover your
head with your hands.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch remains in effect until 800 PM CDT
Tuesday evening for southwestern Alabama and northwest Florida and
southeast Mississippi.


One Response to “Tornado Warning: Central Escambia”

  1. Stephanie on March 31st, 2009 9:50 pm

    So was there a tornado or not? We keep getting these warnings and when it’s over I can’t find any information on what really happened! Am I just hiding in the bathroom with my son and dog for nothing? Are these more like watches or did a tornado actually form? I’m not used to this weather, so I’m just wondering what the heck has been going on.

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