The National Weather Service in Birmingham has spotted a large wedge tornado tracking to impact Hale County.

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The text of the warning is as follows:

...TORNADO EMERGENCY FOR NORTHEASTERN HALE COUNTY...

...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 500 PM CDT FOR
NORTHEASTERN HALE COUNTY...

At 439 PM CDT, a confirmed large and destructive tornado was located
near Greensboro, moving northeast at 55 mph.

TORNADO EMERGENCY for NORTHEASTERN HALE COUNTY. This is a
PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION. TAKE COVER NOW!

HAZARD...Deadly tornado.

SOURCE...Radar confirmed tornado.

IMPACT...You are in a life-threatening situation. Flying debris may
         be deadly to those caught without shelter. Mobile homes
         will be destroyed. Considerable damage to homes,
         businesses, and vehicles is likely and complete destruction
         is possible.

Locations impacted include...
Wateroak.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

To repeat, a large, extremely dangerous, and potentially deadly
tornado is on the ground. To protect your life, TAKE COVER NOW! Move
to 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.

 

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