W Alert Test: This is a test of The W's emergency notification system.
EVENT: Severe Thunderstorm Warning
The National Weather Service in Jackson has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
Southeastern Clay County in northeastern Mississippi...
Central Lowndes County in northeastern Mississippi...
* Until 600 PM CDT.
* At 457 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Waverly, or
near Columbus AFB, moving south at 15 mph.
HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.
IMPACT...Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage
to roofs, siding, and trees.
* This severe thunderstorm will be near...
Columbus AFB and Waverly around 520 PM CDT.
Tibbee around 525 PM CDT.
Columbus around 545 PM CDT.
Bent Oak around 550 PM CDT.
Other locations impacted by this severe thunderstorm include Artesia.
For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a
TARGET AREA: Clay, MS; Lowndes, MS
This is a test: Tornado drill. Locate your safe space. This is a test.
WAlert: Due to the threat of severe weather tonight, all activities (including face-to-face classes) after 5 p.m. are canceled. Students should check Canvas to learn about course expectations. We plan to resume normal operations tomorrow, Thursday, April 14. Stay tuned to the university’s email, homepage, social media platforms and local media outlets for updates. Please be safe!
EVENT: High Wind Warning
* WHAT...South winds sustained 25 to 35 mph with widespread gusts
to 55 mph expected. Isolated gusts up to 60mph. These winds will
occur before the arrival of thunderstorms.
* WHERE...Portions of northeast Louisiana, central and south
Mississippi and southeast Arkansas
* WHEN...From 8 AM this morning to 7 PM CDT this evening.
* IMPACTS...Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines.
Widespread power outages are possible. Travel will be
difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.
People should avoid being outside in forested areas and around
trees and branches. Winds of this magnitude can bring down trees
and power lines causing serious injury and property damage. If
possible, remain in the lower levels of your home during the
windstorm, and avoid windows. Use caution if you must drive.
Winds this strong will make driving difficult, especially for high
profile vehicles. Secure outdoor objects.
TARGET AREA: Ashley; Chicot; Morehouse; West Carroll; East Carroll; Richland; Madison; Franklin; Catahoula; Tensas; Concordia; Bolivar; Sunflower; Leflore; Grenada; Carroll; Montgomery; Webster; Clay; Lowndes; Choctaw; Oktibbeha; Washington; Humphreys; Holmes; Attala; Winston; Noxubee; Issaquena; Sharkey; Yazoo; Madison; Leake; Neshoba; Kemper; Warren; Hinds; Rankin; Scott; Newton; Lauderdale; Claiborne; Copiah; Simpson; Smith; Jasper; Clarke; Jefferson; Adams; Franklin; Lincoln; Lawrence; Jefferson Davis; Covington; Jones; Marion; Lamar; Forrest
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