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Weakley County Emergency Management
Saturday February 24th, 2018 :: 07:52 p.m. CST

Alert

Tornado Warning until 08:30PM

...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 830 PM CST FOR SOUTHEASTERN WEAKLEY...NORTHEASTERN BENTON...NORTHWESTERN CARROLL AND HENRY COUNTIES... At 749 PM CST, a confirmed large and extremely dangerous tornado was located near Cottage Grove, or 12 miles west of Paris, moving northeast at 55 mph. This is a PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION. TAKE COVER NOW! HAZARD...Damaging tornado. SOURCE...Radar confirmed tornado. IMPACT...You are in a life-threatening situation. Flying debris may be deadly to those caught without shelter. Mobile homes will be destroyed. Considerable damage to homes, businesses, and vehicles is likely and complete destruction is possible. Locations impacted include... Paris, McKenzie, Paris Landing State Park, Dresden, Gleason, Cottage Grove, Routon, Palmersville, Springville, Trezevant, Puryear, Big Sandy, Henry, Sandhill, Mansfield, Jones Mill, Old Springville, Crossland, Como and Sunnyside. TORNADO...OBSERVED TORNADO DAMAGE THREAT...CONSIDERABLE HAIL...<.75IN

* AFFECTED AREAS: BENTON ... CARROLL ... HENRY ... WEAKLEY

Instructions:

To repeat, a large, extremely dangerous and potentially deadly tornado is on the ground. To protect your life, TAKE COVER NOW! 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. TAKE COVER NOW!

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Address/Location
Weakley County Emergency Management
Old State Hwy 22
Dresden, TN 38225

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 731-364-5454

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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