The National Weather Service in Pocatello has issued a Tornado Warning. The warning is for:

  • Southeastern Blaine County
  • North Central Cassia County
  • Southeastern Minidoka County including Rupert
  • West Central Power County

Until 400 pm.

At 3:08 pm the National Weather Service radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado 9 miles southeast of burley moving northeast at 40 mph.

Precautionary/preparedness actions

The safest place to be during a tornado is in a basement. Get under a workbench or other piece of sturdy furniture. If no basement is available seek shelter on the lowest floor of the building in an interior hallway or room such as a closet. Use blankets or pillows to cover your body and always stay away from windows.

If in mobile homes or vehicles: evacuate them and get inside a substantial shelter. If no shelter is available lie flat in the nearest ditch or other low spot and cover your head with your hands.

To report severe weather call (800) 877-1937.

A severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect until 900 pm Tuesday evening for southeastern Idaho.