A tornado emergency has been declared for Bibb and Perry Counties.

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Text from the National Weather Service is as follows:

...TORNADO EMERGENCY FOR SOUTHWEST BIBB COUNTY...

...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 530 PM CDT FOR
NORTHWESTERN PERRY AND BIBB COUNTIES...

At 444 PM CDT, a confirmed large and destructive tornado was located
8 miles southwest of Mertz, or 10 miles northeast of Greensboro,
moving northeast at 60 mph.

TORNADO EMERGENCY for SOUTHWEST BIBB COUNTY. This is a PARTICULARLY
DANGEROUS SITUATION. TAKE COVER NOW!

HAZARD...Deadly tornado.

SOURCE...Radar confirmed tornado.

IMPACT...You are in a life-threatening situation. Flying debris may
be deadly to those caught without shelter. Mobile homes
will be destroyed. Considerable damage to homes,
businesses, and vehicles is likely and complete destruction
is possible.

Locations impacted include...
Brent, Centreville, West Blocton, Ashby, Brierfield Ironworks Park,
West Centreville, Mertz, Eoline, Trio, Marvel, Six Mile, Bibb County
Airport and Ellards.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

To repeat, a large, extremely dangerous, and potentially deadly
tornado is on the ground. To protect your life, TAKE COVER NOW! Move
to an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid
windows. If in a mobile home, a vehicle or outdoors, move to the
closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris.

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