Tornado forces meteorologist to evacuate station on live TV


Severe weather is threatening much of the country, including the Gulf Coast.

A television station in Tupelo, Miss was evacuated as an apparent tornado touched down on the city Monday afternoon. The tense seconds leading up to the evacuation were broadcast out to the station’s viewers.

WTVA Chief Meteorologist Matt Laubhan was covering the weather as storms approached Tupelo. Laubhan switched to the station’s tower camera, which showed an ominous cloud approaching the city
At 2:43 p.m., weather spotters reported a tornado near the city moving at around 50 MPH.

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