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City of Athens and Utilities
Wednesday August 18th, 2021 :: 06:37 p.m. CDT

Alert

Tornado Warning until 07:00PM Wednesday

The National Weather Service in Huntsville Alabama has issued a

* Tornado Warning for... Northern Limestone County in north central Alabama...

* Until 700 PM CDT

* At 636 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located 8 miles northwest of Athens, moving east at 30 mph. HAZARD...Tornado. SOURCE...Radar indicated rotation. 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.

* This dangerous storm will be near... Athens around 650 PM CDT. Other locations impacted by this tornadic thunderstorm include Cairo, Cartwright and Elkmont.

* AFFECTED AREAS: LIMESTONE, AL

Instructions:

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.

Address/Location
City of Athens and Utilities
200 Hobbs St W
Athens, AL 35611

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 256-233-8730

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Alert Details

Severity:
Extreme - Extraordinary threat to life or property
Urgency:
Immediate - Responsive action SHOULD be taken immediately
Certainty:
Observed - Determined to have occurred or to be ongoing
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Tornado Warning

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