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Tornado Warning for Lee County AR and 2 More

MEMPHIS, TN (538 PM CDT Thu Aug 27 2020) — The National Weather Service in Memphis has issued a Tornado Warning for South central Lee County in eastern Arkansas Northeastern Phillips County in eastern Arkansas Central Coahoma County in northwestern Mississippi until 615 PM CDT. At 538 PM CDT, doppler radar indicated a severe thunderstorm producing a tornado was located near Friars Point, or 9 miles northeast of Elaine, moving north at 30 mph. HAZARD: Tornado. SOURCE: Radar indicated rotation. 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 Marvell, Helena-West Helena, Friars Point, Lexa, Rondo, Lake View, Lagrange, Poplar Grove, Wabash, Modoc, Preston Place, Oneida, Westover, Barton, Wycamp, Latour, Kindall, Turkey Scratch, Kingtown and Spring Creek. 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.

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