"A tornado ripping through the city of Tupelo as we speak," WTVA meteorologist Matt Laubhan said during a live TV update on the storm.
"Basement, now. Let's go," he told his staff, before walking away from the camera.
Laubhan also appeared to tweet about the tornado from the newsroom:
Tornado on the ground go to shelter in Tupelo now!!!!!— Matt Laubhan, CBM (@WTVAmatt) April 28, 2014