Tornado watch issued for half of Mississippi counties

Half of the counties in Mississippi have been issued a Tornado Watch until 9 pm on Sunday, December 29th.

The counties are as follows:

MISSISSIPPI COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE
ADAMS ATTALA CALHOUN
CARROLL CHICKASAW CHOCTAW
CLAIBORNE CLAY COPIAH
FRANKLIN GRENADA HINDS
HOLMES ITAWAMBA JEFFERSON
KEMPER LAUDERDALE LAWRENCE
LEAKE LEE LINCOLN
LOWNDES MADISON MONROE
MONTGOMERY NESHOBA NEWTON
NOXUBEE OKTIBBEHA PONTOTOC
PRENTISS RANKIN SCOTT
SIMPSON SMITH TISHOMINGO
WARREN WEBSTER WINSTON
YAZOO

Here are some tips for an active Tornado Watch:

Watch out for dark, rotating clouds.If you see one, take shelter immediately!Listen for a tornado siren.If you hear it, seek shelter immediately!

Turn on your TV/radio.You’ll get the latest weather updates and emergency instructions.

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A WEATHER RADIO

Avoid unnecessary car trips.You don’t want to be caught outside if a tornado comes.Bring in outdoor furniture and other items that could blow away.These may become a safety hazard.

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