UPDATE: The National Weather Service in Birmingham has extended the TORNADO WARNING in effect for a portion of Tuscaloosa County.

The latest information is below:

...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 415 PM CDT FOR EAST
CENTRAL TUSCALOOSA COUNTY...

At 342 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado
was located over Deerlick Creek Campgrounds, or near Holt, moving
northeast at 35 mph.

HAZARD...Tornado.

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...
Lake View, Brookwood, Bull City, Abernant, Deerlick Creek
Campgrounds, Lake Nicol, Fleetwood, East Brookwood, Peterson, Lake
Nicol Park, Holt Lock And Dam and Lake Harris.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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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The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a TORNADO WARNING in effect until 3:45 PM for Tuscaloosa County.

NWS

Details are as follows:

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Tornado Warning for...
Central Tuscaloosa County in west central Alabama...

* Until 345 PM CDT.

* At 253 PM CDT, a confirmed tornado was located near McFarland Mall,
or 7 miles southeast of Tuscaloosa, moving northeast at 30 mph.

HAZARD...Damaging tornado and ping pong ball size hail.

SOURCE...Public confirmed tornado.

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...
Tuscaloosa, Holt, Lake View, Brookwood, Coaling, Vance, Abernant,
McFarland Mall, Lake Wildwood, University Mall, Deerlick Creek
Campgrounds, Mercedes Benz Of Alabama, Shelton State Community
College, North Bibb, Cottondale, East Brookwood, Peterson, Lake
Harris, Caffee Junction and Fleetwood.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

To repeat, a tornado is on the ground. 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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