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Mississippi weatherman orders staff to take cover as tornado interrupts his coverage

WTVA meteorologist Matt Laubhan evacuated his newsroom in the middle of his report on a tornado bearing down on Tupelo, Miss.
By Kate Stanton Follow @KateStan Contact the Author   |   April 29, 2014 at 7:23 PM

TUPELO, Miss., April 29 (UPI) -- As severe weather ripped through parts of the U.S. this week, one local weatherman was forced to interrupt his live broadcast when a tornado touched down in Tupelo, Miss., on Monday.

"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:

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