Tuscaloosa under tornado watch until 10 p.m (with info for pet owners)

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The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Tuscaloosa until 10 p.m.

Tornado watches are issued when conditions are favorable to from tornados. Those under a tornado watch should be aware of weather conditions, which could change rapidly. 

Per a UA release: 

“Campus tornado shelters at North Campus Storm Shelter, East Campus Storm Shelter, and the Magnolia Parking Deck BARA are available to students, faculty and staff who feel safer on campus than in their off-campus residences. A map of the shelters is available at http://prepare.ua.edu/?page_id=4319. You should seek shelter at these locations prior to a tornado warning being issued. After a warning has been issued, you should avoid traveling and should seek the best available refuge.

Only the Magnolia Deck has been designated for people with pets. Pets must be in a carrier or cage or muzzled. No snakes or bugs will be allowed. Owners should bring their pet’s water and water dish.”

Any change in weather conditions will be transmitted via local media, UA’s alert system, campus and local PAs, social media, and UA web pages.

For more information, see what to do in case of severe weather.