Tornado EMERGENCY issued for OKC Metro

| May 31, 2013 @ 6:33 pm

A very large, rain wrapped tornado is approaching the western portions of Oklahoma City. A tornado emergency is in effect for this storm. This is a very dangerous and life-threatening storm.

5-31-2013 6-30-10 PM

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORMAN HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR…
SOUTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA COUNTY IN CENTRAL OKLAHOMA…
SOUTHEASTERN CANADIAN COUNTY IN CENTRAL OKLAHOMA…

* UNTIL 700 PM CDT

* AT 623 PM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS AND STORM
SPOTTERS WERE TRACKING A LARGE AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TORNADO 6
MILES SOUTHEAST OF EL RENO. DOPPLER RADAR SHOWED THIS TORNADO
MOVING EAST AT 40 MPH.

THIS IS A TORNADO EMERGENCY FOR YUKON…RICHLAND…WILEY POST
AIRPORT…BETHANY…AND THE VILLAGE…TAKE IMMEDIATE TORNADO
PRECAUTIONS NOW.

IN ADDITION TO A TORNADO…DANGEROUS AND EXTREMELY LARGE DESTRUCTIVE
HAIL UP TO SOFTBALL SIZE IS EXPECTED WITH THIS STORM.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
EL RENO…YUKON…BETHANY…MUSTANG…WARR ACRES AND RICHLAND.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND LIFE THREATENING SITUATION. IF YOU
CANNOT GET UNDERGROUND GO TO A STORM SHELTER OR AN INTERIOR ROOM OF A
STURDY BUILDING NOW.

TAKE COVER NOW IN A STORM SHELTER OR AN INTERIOR ROOM OF A STURDY
BUILDING. STAY AWAY FROM DOORS AND WINDOWS.

DO NOT STOP UNDER BRIDGES OR HIGHWAY OVERPASSES. THEY WILL NOT
PROTECT YOU FROM A TORNADO.

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