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Mississippi Weatherman Evacuates on Air As More Tornadoes Hit the South

The South saw more violent weather on Monday, with tornadoes tearing through Alabama and Mississippi, killing at least nine people. In the past two days, the storm has killed at least 26 people, and more harsh weather is predicted through Wednesday. “These storms can quickly become tornadic,” said Russell Schneider, director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Storm Prediction Center. “You have precious little time once these storms unfold.” A video from NBC affiliate WTVA offers a dramatic illustration of that point. On Monday afternoon, chief meteorologist Matt Laubhan was reporting on the storm live on air when a tornado touched down near the station in Tupelo, Mississippi. After the feed stalls for a moment, Laubhan yells, “Basement, now!” to other employees, then runs off camera. Later, the station tweeted, “We are safe here.” 

Tornadoes Force Weatherman to Evacuate on Air