Tornado Watch Issued for Southern Mississippi

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Tornado Watch Issued

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Southern Mississippi. The watch will remain in effect until 7:00 p.m. CDT, Oct. 31, 2015.

In the event of a tornado, the immediate threat will be flying debris. Mobile homes may be damaged or destroyed. There may be damage to windows, roofs, and vehicles. Tree damage is also likely.

Do not delay in taking precautionary and preparedness measures. If a tornado is seen in your area, immediately move to an interior room, on the lowest floor, of a sturdy building and avoid windows. Go to a basement if possible.

If outside, in a vehicle, or a mobile home, move to the closest secure building or structure that can provide some safety.

Additional Alerts

There are three additional alerts in the area:

  1. Flash Flood Watch from 7:00 p.m., October 31, until 7:00 p.m. on Nov. 1, 2015.
  2. River Flood Warning for West Hobolochitto Creek near McNeil, from 6:34 p.m., November 1, until 8:00 p.m., Nov. 2, 2015.
  3. River Flood Warning for East Hobolochitto Creek near Caesar, from 7:00 p.m., November 1, until 11:00 p.m., Nov. 2, 2015.

Note: all times listed are CDT, even though CST begins at 2:00 a.m., on Nov. 1, 2015.

By Cathy Milne

National Weather Service in New Orleans/Baton Rouge, La.: Tornado Watch for Southern Mississippi
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