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      Severe Thunderstorm warning issued for Lamar, Marion counties

      THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR LAMAR COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA AND MARION COUNTY IN NORTHWEST ALABAMA UNTIL 245 PM CDT.

      AT 143 PM CDTEMERGENCY MANAGEMENT IN MISSISSIPPI REPORTED A LINE OFSEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAILAND DAMAGINGWINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINEEXTENDING FROM 6 MILES SOUTH OF RED BAY TO TREMONT TO AMORY TOABERDEEN TO 18 MILES WEST OF COLUMBUS AFBAND MOVING EAST AT 60MPH.

      LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE

      HAMILTONSULLIGENTVERNONWINFIELDMILLPORTDETROITWESTON AND BEDFORD.

      THIS INCLUDES

      US 78 EXIT NUMBERS 3 THROUGH 34

      PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

      FOR YOUR PROTECTIONMOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS.

      THESE STORMS HAVE A HISTORY OF PRODUCING LARGE HAIL. SEEK SHELTER NOW INSIDE A STURDY STRUCTURE AND STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

      THESE STORMS HAVE A HISTORY OF PRODUCING WIDESPREAD WIND DAMAGEACROSS MISSISSIPPI. THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS SITUATION. SEEK SHELTER NOW INSIDE A STURDY STRUCTURE AND STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

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