WTVA meteorologist Matt Laubhan was covering tornado warnings in Tupelo, Miss., today when he and the rest of the station employees had to evacuate while on the air.
"There is a tornado ripping through Tupelo as we speak," stated Laubhan (video below). "And this could be deadly."
There is a significant tornado touch down," said Laubhan, who ordered other people to the station's basement, noted Mediaite.com.
According to WLOX, weather spotters say a tornado moving at 50 mph was heading for Tupelo and the Weather Channel reported "major damage" in the city.
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The Wire reports that WTVA has been on and off the air today, and is using emergency power.