TORNADO WARNING – Western PA

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA
237 PM EDT MON APR 25 2011

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PITTSBURGH HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR…
NORTHEASTERN ARMSTRONG COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA…
SOUTHWESTERN JEFFERSON COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA…
SOUTHEASTERN CLARION COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA…

* UNTIL 300 PM EDT

* AT 235 PM EDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR NEW BETHLEHEM…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH.

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO NEW BETHLEHEM… DORA… SUMMERVILLE… BROOKVILLE…

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE DURING A TORNADO IS IN A BASEMENT. GET UNDER A WORKBENCH OR OTHER PIECE OF STURDY FURNITURE. IF NO BASEMENT IS AVAILABLE…SEEK SHELTER ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF THE BUILDING IN AN INTERIOR HALLWAY OR ROOM SUCH AS A CLOSET. USE BLANKETS OR PILLOWS TO COVER YOUR BODY AND ALWAYS STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

IF IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES…EVACUATE THEM AND GET INSIDE A SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE…LIE FLAT IN THE NEAREST DITCH OR OTHER LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.

PLEASE REPORT SEVERE WEATHER TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BY CALLING TOLL FREE. 1-877-633-6772. WHEN YOU CAN DO SO SAFELY.


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