The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning in effect until 4:45 p.m. for Sumter County.

The text of the warning is as follows:

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
  Sumter County in west central Alabama...

* Until 445 PM CDT.

* At 349 PM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line
  extending from near Bluff Springs to near Nellieburg, moving east
  at 60 mph.

  HAZARD...70 mph wind gusts.

  SOURCE...Radar indicated.

  IMPACT...Expect considerable tree damage. Damage is likely to
           mobile homes, roofs, and outbuildings.

* Locations impacted include...
  Livingston, York, Cuba, Gainesville, Epes, Emelle, Panola, The
  University Of West Alabama, Dug Hill, Boyd, Bluffport, Coatopa,
  Kinterbish, Geiger, Old Mallard Airport, Belmont, Demopolis Lock
  And Dam, Sumterville, McDowell and Bellamy.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 1000 PM CDT for southwestern
and west central Alabama.

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a
building.

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