TORNADO WARNING FOR: SE ADAIR, NE ADAMS, SW MADISON, NW UNION COUNTIES

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April 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

347 PM CDT SAT APR 14 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A TORNADO WARNING FOR…

SOUTHEASTERN ADAIR COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…NORTHEASTERN ADAMS COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA… SOUTHWESTERN MADISON COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL IOWA… NORTHWESTERN UNION COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL IOWA… UNTIL 415 PM CDT

* AT 342 PM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS STORM WAS LOCATED 10 MILES SOUTH OF GREENFIELD…OR 11 MILES NORTHWEST OF CRESTON…AND MOVING EAST AT 45 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…ORIENT AND MACKSBURG.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM. IMMEDIATELY SEEK SHELTER IN A BASEMENT… OR IN AN INTERIOR ROOM OF A REINFORCED BUILDING. STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS. IF YOU ARE OUTSIDE…IN A MOBILE HOME…OR IN A VEHICLE…SEEK SHELTER IN A NEARBY REINFORCED BUILDING. AS A LAST RESORT…FIND THE LOWEST SPOT AVAILABLE AND COVER YOUR HEAD.