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Tornado Warning Issued for Parts of Travis County


Austin, TX - The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for parts of Travis County, Texas, until 7:00 PM CDT. The affected areas include the cities of Austin, Pflugerville, and Round Rock. Residents in these areas are advised to take shelter immediately.

The National Weather Service says that a tornado is radar-indicated and moving northeast at 60 mph. It is located about 10 miles east of Austin and 5 miles west of Round Rock.

Residents in the affected areas should take the following precautions:

  • Move to a basement or interior room on the lowest level of your home.
  • Avoid windows and exterior walls.
  • If you are in a vehicle, pull over to the side of the road and get under an overpass or bridge.
  • If you are caught outdoors, seek shelter in a ditch or low-lying area.

Stay tuned to local media for updates on this storm.

Here are some additional safety tips:

  • If you have a NOAA Weather Radio, make sure it is turned on and that you have a backup battery in case of a power outage.
  • Have a plan for where to go in case of a tornado warning.
  • Make sure you have a way to receive emergency alerts, such as a text messaging service or a mobile app.
  • Keep a family emergency kit on hand, including food, water, first aid supplies, and a flashlight.

Please stay safe!

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