Tornado Warning Released by The National Weather Service for Union, KY; Hardin, IL

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a tornado warning for Union, KY; Hardin, IL starting on 2019/03/14 08:57. This event has already been observed and the event is categorized as ‘extreme.’

The best action to take according to NWS 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.

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

Read the full alert from The National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued a

  • Tornado Warning for:
    Northeastern Hardin County in southern Illinois
    Union County in northwestern Kentucky
  • Until 1130 AM CDT.
  • At 1057 AM CDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a
    tornado was located near Sturgis, moving northeast at 75 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.

  • This dangerous storm will be near:
    Morganfield, Breckinridge Center and Uniontown around 1110 AM CDT.

    Other locations impacted by this tornadic thunderstorm include
    Waverly.

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