The University of Alabama has opened Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa as an emergency storm shelter even as a tornado warning is in effect for much of Tuscaloosa County, the city and the University campus.

The tornado watch is in effect until 3 p.m., and all residents within the storm's projected path should take shelter immediately.

Anyone sheltering at Coleman should park in the east parking lot and enter through the east concourse doors.

Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa's Operation Storm Watch is brought to you by Safe-T Shelter. Visit their website here to see their selection of residential and commercial safe rooms and storm shelters. To contact a Safe-T Shelter representative, click here to visit their Facebook page.

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