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Breaking: tornado touches ground in Natrona County

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CASPER, Wyo. — With a tornado confirmed at 4:28 pm Friday, Aug. 23 about 14 miles north of Casper, a tornado warning has been issued by the National Weather Service.

“To repeat, a tornado is on the ground,” they said. “Take cover now.”

The tornado was spotted in the Antelope Hills area.

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“Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris.”

The following announcement was issued by the National Weather Service:

"The National Weather Service in Riverton has issued a

* Tornado Warning for...
  Northeastern Natrona County in central Wyoming...

* Until 500 PM MDT.

* At 428 PM MDT, a confirmed tornado was located over Antelope Hills,
  which is 14 miles north of Casper, moving north at 20 mph.

  HAZARD...Damaging tornado and quarter size hail.

  SOURCE...Public confirmed tornado.

  IMPACT...Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without
           shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed.
           Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur.  Tree
           damage is likely.

* The tornado will be near...
  Teapot Rock around 500 PM MDT.

This includes Interstate 25 between mile markers 199 and 211.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

To repeat, a tornado is on the ground. TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a
basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy
building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in
a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect
yourself from flying debris."