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WATCH: Mississippi Meteorologist Forced To Sprint From Set As Tornado Hits

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(CBS) — A tornado tore through Tupalo, Miss., on Monday afternoon, forcing a local news station there to quickly abandon their newscast.

There were some tense moments for the crew and on air talent as the twister touched down shortly after 2:30 p.m. near their building.

After imploring crew members to the “basement now” chief meteorologist Matt Laubhan runs from the set to take cover.

The newsroom lost power but eventually returned to the air, using generators.