EMA Director: Possible severe weather headed this way

Published 5:40 pm Monday, February 22, 2016


There is a significant risk of severe weather that will affect the entire region beginning tomorrow and lasting until Wednesday morning, according to the Escambia County Emergency Management Agency.

County EMA Director David Adams said confidence is high with the predicted forecast, which include threats of numerous severe storms, some possible strong and long-tracked tornadoes, wind gusts of 70-plus miles per hour and quarter-inch-to-golf-ball sized hail.

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“Please monitor your weather radio and local radio and TV stations for updates to changing conditions,” he said. “In case of a tornado, go to a small interior room on the lowest floor away from windows and take cover.”

We will provide updates to our readers as they become available.