Tornado Reported Near Gaylord - Strong/Severe Storms Pushing into Metro
May 8, 2014 — 8:21pm
Confirmed Tornado Near Gaylord. Doppler radar at 8:20 PM. Here are details on the latest Tornado Warning from NOAA:
...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR CENTRAL SIBLEY COUNTY UNTIL 830 PM CDT...
AT 809 PM CDT...A CONFIRMED TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR GAYLORD...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 35 MPH.
HAZARD...DAMAGING TORNADO AND GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL.
SOURCE...LAW ENFORCEMENT CONFIRMED TORNADO.
IMPACT...FLYING DEBRIS WILL BE DANGEROUS TO THOSE CAUGHT WITHOUT SHELTER. MOBILE HOMES WILL BE DAMAGED OR DESTROYED. DAMAGE TO ROOFS...WINDOWS AND VEHICLES WILL OCCUR. TREE DAMAGE IS LIKELY.
LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE... MAINLY RURAL AREAS OF CENTRAL SIBLEY COUNTY.
TO REPEAT...A TORNADO IS ON THE GROUND. 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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