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Update: Tornado Warning - Fort Bend County

Posted May 26, 2014 2:57:31 PM CDT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The National Weather Service has issued a TORNADO WARNING for Fort Bend County until 3:15 PM.

At 2:45 PM, Doppler Radar indicated a tornado over Beasley, or nine miles south of Rosenberg.  A tornado may develop at any time.  This dangerous storm is moving Northeast at 20 MPH.  This storm has produced funnel clouds over Wharton.

Locations impacted in this update include: Rosenberg, Richmond, Pecan Grove, Greatwood, Pleak, Beasley, and areas surrounding these communities.

Precautionary/Preparedness Actions

Take cover now.  Note that heavy rainfall may obscure this tornado.  Do not wait to see or hear the tornado.  Take cover now.

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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