Tornado warning includes West Point

Published 6:59 am Sunday, March 26, 2023

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Meriwether GA-Troup GA-Harris GA- 654 AM EDT Sun Mar 26 2023 ...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 730 AM EDT FOR SOUTHWESTERN MERIWETHER...SOUTHERN TROUP AND NORTHERN HARRIS COUNTIES... At 654 AM EDT, a confirmed tornado was located near Cannonville, or 7 miles northeast of Lanett, moving east at 40 mph. HAZARD...Damaging tornado and half dollar size hail. SOURCE...Radar 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... West Point, Pine Mountain, Pine Mountain-Callaway Gardens, Shiloh, F.d. Roosevelt State Park, Stovall, Durand, Jones Crossroads, Baughs Crossroads, Harris City, Smiths Crossroad, Long Cane and Pine Mountain Valley. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... To repeat, a tornado is on the ground. TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris. Tornadoes are extremely difficult to see and confirm at night. Do not wait to see or hear the tornado. TAKE COVER NOW! && LAT...LON 3300 8470 3278 8470 3286 8519 3295 8520 TIME...MOT...LOC 1054Z 268DEG 35KT 3291 8510 TORNADO...OBSERVED MAX HAIL SIZE...1.25 IN