Everything's OK here, despite a line of severe thunderstorms that just rolled thru the area. In fact, we spent about 45 minutes in the basement due to a tornado warning affecting Indianapolis. We took some books, juice, Graham crackers and a radio, so the only hard part was keeping the girls still for the 45 minutes we were down there.
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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED TORNADO WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN 256 PM EST SUN NOV 10 2002
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN INDIANAPOLIS HAS ISSUED A
* TORNADO WARNING FOR... SOUTHEASTERN HENDRICKS COUNTY IN CENTRAL INDIANA MARION COUNTY IN CENTRAL INDIANA THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF INDIANAPOLIS
* UNTIL 345 PM EST
* AT 252 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO 5 MILES SOUTH OF CLAYTON...OR ABOUT 22 MILES SOUTHWEST OF INDIANAPOLIS...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 45 MPH.
* THE MOST DANGEROUS PART OF THE STORM IS EXPECTED TO BE NEAR... SPEEDWAY AT 315 PM EST INDIANAPOLIS AT 320 PM EST WARREN PARK AT 325 PM EST
THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE DURING A TORNADO IS IN A BASEMENT. IF NO BASEMENT IS AVAILABLE...GO TO THE LOWEST FLOOR OF THE BUILDING IN AN INTERIOR HALLWAY OR ROOM. GET UNDER STURDY FURNITURE OR USE BLANKETS OR PILLOWS TO COVER YOUR BODY.
IF IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES...EVACUATE THEM AND GET INSIDE A SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE...LIE FLAT IN THE NEAREST DITCH OR OTHER LOW SPOT.