Tornado Warning: Shelby County

Weather

June 29th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

809 PM CDT SUN JUN 29 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A TORNADO WARNING FOR… WEST CENTRAL SHELBY COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…UNTIL 845 PM CDT

* AT 808 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR EARLING…OR 21 MILES SOUTH OF DENISON… MOVING EAST AT 30 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.

* THIS TORNADIC THUNDERSTORM WILL REMAIN OVER MAINLY RURAL AREAS OF WEST CENTRAL SHELBY COUNTY…INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS… PANAMA AND WESTPHALIA.

THIS INCLUDES HIGHWAY 59 IN IOWA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 80 AND 83.

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 IN A MOBILE HOME…A VEHICLE OR OUTDOORS…MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER AND PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.