A large tornado impacted Mineral Wells about 5 minutes ago. We do know at least one building has collapsed but beyond that we don’t know of damage yet. Tornado Warning now extended into northern Parker County and northeast Palo Pinto County until 8 PM. A large tornado is over the north side of Mineral Wells moving east/northeast at 35 MPH. This is an extremely dangerous situation!

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TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
737 PM CDT TUE MAY 19 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FORT WORTH HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR…
NORTHERN PARKER COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS…
NORTHEASTERN PALO PINTO COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS…

* UNTIL 800 PM CDT

* AT 736 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A
TORNADO WAS LOCATED OVER MINERAL WELLS STATE PARK…OR OVER MINERAL
WELLS…MOVING EAST AT 35 MPH.

HAZARD…TORNADO.

SOURCE…LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTED.

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.

* THIS DANGEROUS STORM WILL BE NEAR…
POOLVILLE AROUND 800 PM CDT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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.