Tornado warning issued for Fayette County until 9:15 p.m.

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The National Weather Service in St Louis has issued a

* Tornado Warning for...
  Central Fayette County in south central Illinois...

* Until 915 PM CDT.

* At 825 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado
  was located near Ramsey, moving southeast at 15 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...
  Vandalia around 840 PM CDT.

Other locations in the path of this tornadic thunderstorm include St.
Elmo and Brownstown.

This includes Interstate 70 in Illinois between exits 63 and 76.

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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