Russell County is under a tornado watch this morning until 8:30 a.m.
At 6:57 a.m., CDT, the National Weather Service detected a severe thunderstorm with strong rotation. This tornado was located near Lake Tuskegee or near Tuskegee moving southeast at 20 mph.
The tornado will be near Hurtsboro and 9 miles west of Uchee by 7:30 a.m., CDT.
The National Weather Service urges you to take the following precautions:
Do not use highway overpasses for shelter. Overpasses do not provide protection from tornadic winds. If you cannot drive away from the tornado, get out of your vehicle and lie flat in a ditch as a last resort.
The safest place to be during a tornado is in a basement. Get under a workbench or other piece of sturdy furniture. If no basement is available, seek shelter on the lowest floor of the building in an interior hallway or room such as a closet. Stay away from windows.
If in a mobile home or vehicle, evacuate them and get inside a substantial shelter. If no shelter is available, lie flat in the nearest ditch or other low spot and cover your head with your hands.