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Tornado warning issued for NW Harrison County until 11 a.m.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEW ORLEANS HAS ISSUED A



* TORNADO WARNING FOR...

NORTHWESTERN HARRISON COUNTY IN SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI...



* UNTIL 1100 AM CDT



* AT 1025 AM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR LYMAN...OR

12 MILES NORTH OF GULFPORT...MOVING NORTHWEST AT 60 MPH.



* THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR...

RURAL HARRISON COUNTY AT 1040 AM CDT



HEAVY RAINFALL MAY OBSCURE THIS TORNADO. TAKE COVER NOW! IF YOU WAIT

TO SEE OR HEAR IT COMING...IT MAY BE TOO LATE TO GET TO A SAFE PLACE.



THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE DURING A TORNADO IS UNDER A WORKBENCH OR OTHER

PIECE OF STURDY FURNITURE. SEEK SHELTER ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF THE

BUILDING IN AN INTERIOR HALLWAY OR ROOM SUCH AS A CLOSET. USE

BLANKETS OR PILLOWS TO COVER YOUR BODY AND ALWAYS STAY AWAY FROM

WINDOWS.



IF IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES...EVACUATE THEM AND GET INSIDE A

SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE...LIE FLAT IN THE

NEAREST DITCH OR OTHER LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.



A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 400 PM CDT MONDAY AFTERNOON

FOR SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA AND SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI.

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