Monday afternoon tornado warning issued for county

Published 2:12 pm Monday, November 15, 2010

The National Weather Service in Mobile has issued a tornado warning for southern Crenshaw County, including the city of Luverne until 2:45 p.m.

At 1:51 p.m., National Weather Service Doppler Radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado 14 miles southwest of Luverne, or near Dozier, moving northeast at 30 mph.

The tornado will be near: Brantley around 2:05 p.m., Luverne around 2:15 p.m. and Glenwood around 2:20 p.m.

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Precautionary/preparedness actions:

The safest place to be during a tornado is in a basement.  Get under a workbench or other piece of sturdy furniture.  If no basement is available, 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 a mobile home or vehicle, 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.