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Update: Lafayette, Surrounding Areas Now Under Tornado Warning

By Talbert Toole
Lifestyles Editor

The National Weather Service announced Monday night at approximately 8:25 p.m. that Lafayette County and its surrounding areas were upgraded from a tornado watch to tornado warning.

Photo via NWS.

Residents in the areas should seek the shelter immediately and watch for flying debris from high winds, the NWS report states.

The warning is specifically for Lafayette, Marshall and Panola counties for approximately 44 minutes, or until 9:15 p.m., according to the NWS.

The NWS advised that residents in areas under a tornado warning take precautions before, during and after the watch has been lifted.

Photo via NWS.

For those in the tornado warning area, the NWS advises move to a storm shelter 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,” the report advises.

For more information for tonight’s severe weather, visit the NWS Forecast.

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