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Brave meteorologist has to take cover during forecast

Meteorologist Forced To Take Cover Mid Newscast Due To Tornado

Dozens of tornadoes tore through the South on Monday, and one local weather man in Tupelo, Mississippi was forced to take cover during his live weather report.

"Tornado ... ripping through the city of Tupelo as we speak. This could be deadly. Basement, now... Let's go."

Matt Laubhan is the brave meteorologist who was seen giving directions to his coworkers. He is the Chief Meteorologist for WTVA, and his bio notes he's no stranger to dangerous weather conditions, and has been a storm spotter since he was 10.

Laubhan told ABC that in that moment, he had to listen to his own advice.

"At that point you've got to get to your safe place. What kind of example are we setting if we don't go."

NBC reports the only storm death in the Tupelo area on Monday was in a weather-related car crash. And the Tupelo mayor, Jason Shelton, said, "The fact that there were not more casualties is just a miracle of God ... we're very fortunate."

The massive twister caused devastation in the area, ripping homes from their foundation.

CBS credits the safety of the community to the early weather warnings.

"The weather forecast was saying it's three minutes away, it's two minutes away and that's when my ears started popping."

Dozens of twisters reportedly touched down Monday across Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama, responsible for a reported 11 deaths.

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Buckingham's April 29 2014 at 3:10 PM

Duck and cover, dude.

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hark4109 April 29 2014 at 7:28 PM

He was a brave man!

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kimcrdr April 29 2014 at 5:36 PM

I watched this on the news this morning and I want to say KUDOS to this young man during this he was trying his best to let others in the path know, but young one maybe next time quit reporting a little sooner and take cover faster!!!

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phpoling April 29 2014 at 10:31 PM

Just glad that he and his co workers are safe today

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medworkcomp April 29 2014 at 4:33 PM

awww...smart one

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Bellbottombarry April 29 2014 at 8:02 PM

good for him,he was looking out for people as much as he could,good for him

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Franco April 29 2014 at 8:20 PM

You have to watch out for tomatoes, they could be deadly.

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steph Franco April 29 2014 at 10:15 PM

huh????

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Softball April 30 2014 at 2:43 AM

Was Brice's Crossroads hit?

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mrstjnic April 30 2014 at 2:45 AM

There must be opposition in all things. Hot, Cold, rough, smooth, happiness, sadness. This is how we learn to choose. Bluedog is right. These sad experiences teach us compassion for one another, if we've been through some of it, we will understand our bretheren better, when they have to experience it. Some catastrophe's are sent to humble the people, so they can be taught about God. If we are proud, we don't listen.

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frankdlu April 30 2014 at 8:40 AM

PEOPLE HAVE TO KEEP AN EYE ON THE WEATHER WHEN THESE STORMS ARE IN THE AREA....JUST LIKE HERE IN FLORIDA...WHEN THE WEATHER COMES THE WEST IT'S USUALLY PRETTY NASTY...AT LEAST WITH HURRICANES YOU HAVE DAYS TO WATCH FOR THEM...ALWAYS HAVE A SAFE ROOM OR PLAN OF ACTION..IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE THESE STORMS TAKE SO MANY LIVES...GOD REST THEIR SOULS...

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