Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Tornadoes in San Diego County?!

What's next? Locusts? Frogs? Volcanic eruptions? From the National Weather Service:

Bulletin - Eas Activation Requested Tornado Warning National Weather Service San Diego CA 248 PM PST Tue Feb 22 2005

The National Weather Service In San Diego Has Issued A

* Tornado Warning For... Orange County In Southwest California This Includes The Cities Of... Westminster... Tustin Foothills... Tustin... Stanton... Santa Ana... San Juan Capistrano... San Clemente... Placentia... Orange... Newport Beach... Mission Viejo... Laguna Niguel... Laguna Hills... Laguna Beach... Irvine... Huntington Beach... Garden Grove... Fullerton... Fountain Valley... El Toro... Dana Point... Costa Mesa... Anaheim Extreme Northwestern San Diego County In Southwest California This Includes The City Of Oceanside... San Onofre

* Until 345 PM PST

* At 247 PM PST... National Weather Service Doppler Radar Indicated A Severe Thunderstorm Capable Of Producing A Tornado 8 Miles South Of Dana Point... Moving North At 25 Mph. Spotters Have Indicated Funnel Clouds And Waterspouts With This Area Of Storms Which Will Likely Move Onshore Over The Next 45 Minutes To An Hour.

* The Tornado Is Expected To Be Near... Newport Beach By 300 PM PST Dana Point By 305 PM PST San Juan Capistrano By 310 PM PST San Onofre... And San Clemente By 315 PM PST

The Safest Place To Be During A Tornado Is In A Basement. Get Under A Workbench Or Other Piece Of Sturdy Furniture. If No Basement Is Available... Seek Shelter On The Lowest Floor Of The Building In An Interior Hallway Or Room Such As A Closet. Use Blankets Or Pillows To Cover Your Body And Always Stay Away From Windows.

If In Mobile Homes Or Vehicles... Evacuate Them And Get Inside A Substantial Shelter. If No Shelter Is Available... Lie Flat In The Nearest Ditch Or Other Low Spot And Cover Your Head With Your Hands.

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