When the weather forecasters start to duck and cover, it's time to listen to their warnings.
A tornado emergency in Wichita, Kansas, on Sunday took on a new sense of immediacy when local broadcasters left the set during live coverage and announced they were taking shelter.
J.D. Rudd, a meteorologist at NBC news affiliate KSN, told viewers repeatedly the situation had become an emergency and they should take shelter. From off-camera, a man identified as the chief meteorologist, Dave Freeman, said the radar showed the tornado headed straight for downtown, where the station is located.
Before long, the broadcasters were taking their own advice. Rudd stepped off camera and Freeman's voice said it was time for them to leave as well.
In the first comment on the video uploaded to KSN, a viewer says she refused to take shelter until she saw the staff at the television station walk off set.
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