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

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.

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"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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