Tornado Warning issued November 5 at 11:39PM EST expiring November 6 at 12:30AM EST by NWS Louisville KY

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a tornado warning for Russell, KY; Casey, KY; Taylor, KY; Adair, KY; Green, KY starting on 11/5/2018 8:39:00 PM. This event has already been observed and the event is categorized as ‘extreme.’

The best action to take according to The National Weather Service is to take shelter during this event. 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.
Heavy rainfall may hide this tornado. Do not wait to see or hear the tornado. TAKE COVER NOW!

Map showing affected area for tornado warning
Map of affected area for tornado warning

Read the full alert from NWS

The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a

  • Tornado Warning for:
    Southeastern Green County in central Kentucky
    North central Russell County in south central Kentucky
    Southeastern Taylor County in central Kentucky
    Casey County in central Kentucky
    Northern Adair County in south central Kentucky
  • Until 1230 AM EST/1130 PM CST/.
  • At 1139 PM EST/1039 PM CST/, a severe thunderstorm capable of
    producing a tornado was located near Greensburg, moving east at 50
    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:
    Liberty, Columbia, Greensburg, Pickett, Mintonville, Lawhorn Hill,
    Absher, Teddy, Gilpin and Fry.