The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a TORNADO WARNING in effect until 2 pm for portions of Greene and Sumter Counties.

The warning text is as follows:

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Tornado Warning for...
  Southeastern Greene County in west central Alabama...
  East central Sumter County in west central Alabama...

* Until 200 PM CDT.

* At 1259 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a
  tornado was located over Bluffport, or near Livingston, moving
  northeast at 25 mph.


  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.

* Locations impacted include...
  Livingston, Forkland, Duffys Bend, Bluffport, Thornhill, Walden
  Quarters, Tishabee, Five Points Intersection, Belmont and Birdine.


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.


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