April 26th, 2011
07:40 PM ET

Tornado warning issued for Memphis, Tennessee

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for Memphis,
Tennessee, until 7:15 pm CDT. Forecasters were tracking a very large
rain-wrapped tornado near West Memphis, or near Marion, Tennessee,
moving east at 20 mph.

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  1. Joey

    Memphis is a wonderful city, and I have many friends from there. I have spent many happy days in Memphis.
    I hope it can be spared severe damage.

    April 26, 2011 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. banasy

    This tornado season seems to be off to an awful start! I hope Memphis is spared, and I hope the tornado jumps back into the clouds so further damage can be avoided. Tornados, Unfortunately, have no rhyme or reason! They are as unpredictable as they come, compared to, say, a hurricane, where the path can be predicted with some accuracy.

    April 26, 2011 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Mad Hatter

    But with hurricans out of one feeder band that comes on shore could spawn 20 tornadoes. Witnessed that in 2004.

    April 26, 2011 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. banasy

    True. Scary as hell, isn't it?

    April 26, 2011 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Mad Hatter

    When I went to check on friends, one friends house had minimum roof damage but directly across the street my other friends house was completely gone foundation and all.

    April 26, 2011 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. banasy

    Tornados are weird in how they pick and choose what to hit. Same kind of thing happened when we had one here back in '08. We had one side of the street with completely demolished houses, but on the other side, the lawn ornaments weren't even blown over. Mother Nature really captivates me at times!

    April 26, 2011 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Safety Sam says

    Tornadoes are dangerous. Make sure every building has a storm cellar.

    April 26, 2011 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Elvis

    I've left the building.

    April 27, 2011 at 1:54 am | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Andreas Moser

    Thanks for the warning!

    April 27, 2011 at 2:43 am | Report abuse | Reply
  10. JC

    Fact check please...Marion is in Arkansas not Tennessee.

    April 27, 2011 at 7:27 am | Report abuse | Reply
  11. banasy

    Perhaps they were refering to Marion COUNTY, TN.

    April 27, 2011 at 8:37 am | Report abuse | Reply

    you better watch out Tennessee...cause that tornado is gonna get you...

    April 27, 2011 at 9:01 am | Report abuse | Reply
  13. Thelma Heywood, Sugar Hill, GA

    I am so sorry for everyone's losses and may the dear departed rest in peace.

    Maybe we had May in April? One can only hope!

    April 27, 2011 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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