06-05-2008, 04:40 PM #1
*ALERT* Tornado Danger...Kan/Neb/Iowa
Please, all of our friends in these areas...be safe and listen to your local forcasts.
"there is an abundance of twist in the atmosphere focused over Kansas, Nebraska, and Iowa. The potential is high for numerous large, violent, long-tracking tornadoes (EF2 - EF5) to march over these states this afternoon, evening, and late night hours..."
OMAHA, Neb. - Forecasters said the Midwest and the Great Plains could face a series of storms Thursday as devastating as those on a deadly day in 1974 when 39 tornadoes touched down.
06-05-2008, 04:57 PM #2
The following tornado warnings (NOT watches...WARNINGS) are in effect as of 1:53 PM Central time:
TORNADO WARNING FOR DECATUR COUNTY, NORTON COUNTY, KS
RED WILLOW COUNTY, NE
TORNADO WARNING FOR GOVE COUNTY, GRAHAM COUNTY, SHERIDAN COUNTY, KS
TORNADO WARNING FOR ELLSWORTH COUNTY, LINCOLN COUNTY, SALINE COUNTY, KS
TORNADO WARNING FOR ELLSWORTH COUNTY, MC PHERSON COUNTY, RENO COUNTY, RICE COUNTY, KS
TORNADO WARNING FOR TREGO COUNTY, KS
TORNADO WARNING FOR BARBER COUNTY, PRATT COUNTY, KS
TORNADO WARNING FOR GRAHAM COUNTY, KS
TORNADO WARNING FOR DECATUR COUNTY, NORTON COUNTY, KS RED WILLOW COUNTY, NE
06-05-2008, 05:03 PM #3Former Member
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Get off the computer and take cover guys!!! Be safe.
06-05-2008, 05:04 PM #4
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06-05-2008, 05:16 PM #5
Hopefully anyone in the paths of these storms is taking shelter and not reading right now....but just in case...
When a tornado warning has been issued, you may have very little time to prepare.
How you respond now is critical. And how you react depends on where you are.
IN A FRAME HOME
Make sure you have a portable radio, preferably a NOAA weather radio, for information.
Seek shelter in the lowest level of your home (basement or storm cellar). If there is no basement, go to an inner hallway, a smaller inner room, or a closet. Keep away from all windows.
You can cushion yourself with a mattress, but do not use one to cover yourself. Do cover your head and eyes with a blanket or jacket to protect against flying debris and broken glass. Don't waste time moving mattresses around.
Keep your pet on a leash or in a carrier.
Multiple tornadoes can emerge from the same storm, so do not go out until the storm has passed.
Do not leave a building to attempt to "escape" a tornado.
IN A MOBILE HOME
Leave your mobile home immediately and take shelter elsewhere.
Try to get inside and seek a small protected space with no windows.
Avoid large-span roof areas such as school gymnasiums, arenas, or shopping malls.
If you cannot get inside, crouch for protection beside a strong structure, or lie flat in a ditch or low-lying area and cover your head and neck with your arms or a piece of clothing.
IN A CAR
Ideally, you should avoid driving when tornadoes or other kinds of dangerous weather threaten, because a vehicle is a very unsafe place to be. If, however, this is not possible, stay as calm as possible, and assess the situation.
Your best option might be to get out of the car and lie flat in a ditch or other low-lying area that is sufficiently deep enough to protect against the wind.
If you do so, beware of water runoff from heavy rain that could pose a hazard; get as far away from the vehicle as possible and shield your head from flying debris.
Or, if possible, take shelter immediately in a nearby building.
06-05-2008, 06:10 PM #6
From the national weather service:
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS
505 PM CDT THU JUN 5 2008
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TOPEKA HAS ISSUED A
* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
MARSHALL COUNTY IN NORTHEAST KANSAS...
* UNTIL 545 PM CDT
* AT 504 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR
WATERVILLE...OR 13 MILES SOUTHWEST OF MARYSVILLE...MOVING NORTHEAST
AT 59 MPH.
* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
THIS STORM HAS A HISTORY OF PRODUCING TORNADOES. TAKE COVER IN A
BASEMENT OR STORM SHELTER NOW!
FOR YOUR SAFETY...GO TO A STORM SHELTER OR BASEMENT NOW! TORNADOES
MAY HAVE WINDS GREATER THAN 100 MPH. AVOID OVERPASSES AND WINDOWS...
AND COVER YOUR HEAD.
LEAVE MOBILE HOMES AND VEHICLES...AND GO TO A BASEMENT OR STORM
SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE...LIE FLAT IN THE NEAREST DITCH
OR OTHER LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD. AVOID OVERPASSES.
STAY TUNED TO WEATHER RADIO OR LOCAL MEDIA OUTLETS FOR THE LATEST
SEVERE WEATHER INFORMATION.
LAT...LON 4000 9624 3985 9624 3956 9654 3956 9680
3982 9680 3999 9665
TIME...MOT...LOC 2205Z 227DEG 51KT 3970 9678
06-05-2008, 06:16 PM #7
Keeping you guys in my thoughts... stay safe!
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