The National Weather Service in Springfield has issued a Tornado Watch for the entire KRMS Listening area until 10pm Wednesday night. A Tornado Watch indicates that conditions are favorable for the development of severe weather including Tornadoes. Persons should pay attention to rapidly changing weather conditions and stay tuned to KRMS for the latest information. A Flash Flood Watch is also in effect through Thursday evening. Rainfall amounts could be between 1 to 5 inches.
If a Tornado were to develop, go to the lowest portion of your house or building and cover yourself with a blanket or mattress. If no lower level is available, seek shelter inside a hallway closet or bathroom and stay away from windows. If in a mobile home, find a sturdy structure or lay flat in a ditch. Never attempt to outrun a Tornado in your vehicle. The counties involved in the watch include Benton, Camden, Cole, Dallas, Hickory, Laclede, Maries, Miller, Moniteau, Morgan, Osage, Phelps and Pulaski.