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Tornado Warning for Southwestern Fort Bend County

Posted May 26, 2014 2:25:26 PM CDT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The National Weather Service has issued a TORNADO WARNING for Fort Bend County until 2:45 PM.

At 2:16 PM, Doppler Radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado.  This dangerous storm was located near Wharton...and moving Northeast at 20 MPH.

Locations impacted include Southwestern Fort Bend County, including Needville, Beasley, Kendleton, Rosenberg and Richmond

Precautionary/Preparedness Actions

The safest place to be during a tornado is in the interior hallway or a room such as a closet on the lowest level of a sturdy building. Use blankets or pillows to cover your body and always stay away from windows.

If you are inside a mobile home or vehicle, evacuate them immediately and seek shelter inside a sturdy building. As a last resort, seek shelter in a culvert, ditch or low spot and cover your head with your hands.

Please report severe weather to the county sheriff, local police or department of public safety and ask them to relay your report to the national weather service. You can also report severe weather to Fort Bend County OEM on twitter.

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