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City of Athens and Utilities
Tuesday February 22nd, 2022 :: 07:02 p.m. CST

Alert

Tornado Warning until 07:30PM Tuesday

The National Weather Service in Huntsville Alabama has issued a

* Tornado Warning for... Southeastern Lauderdale County in northwestern Alabama... Northwestern Limestone County in north central Alabama... East central Colbert County in northwestern Alabama... Northeastern Lawrence County in northwestern Alabama...

* Until 730 PM CST.

* At 701 PM CST, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Leighton, or 9 miles east of Muscle Shoals, moving east at 50 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... Rogersville around 715 PM CST. Other locations impacted by this tornadic thunderstorm include Center Star, Northwest Alabama Regional Airport, Coxey, Oliver, Whitehead, Cairo, Mt Rozell, Ford City, Red Bank and Elgin.

* AFFECTED AREAS: COLBERT, AL ... LAUDERDALE, AL ... LAWRENCE, AL ... 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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