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Tornado watch issued for Denton County

Tornado watch issued for Denton County

May 24
17:36 2011

By Sara Jones / Photo Editor

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch until 10 p.m. for Denton County. The service has predicted about 60-miles-per-hour winds with up to baseball-sized hail hitting Denton within one to two hours.

The storm is currently in Parker and Montague counties. Officials are advising all residents to take shelter immediately in preparation for a possible tornado. Vick Corbelli of the National Weather Service said the hail currently in Parker County is up to two and a half inches.

At 5 p.m. UNT announced via email that all students on campus should take shelter. Shelters on campus are available on the university’s emergency management website. The email also advised calling UNT Police Department dispatch if you have an emergency.

For further coverage on the severe weather, continue checking ntdaily.com or tune into KNTU 88.1 FM.

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