“‘Oh, man. Dear Jesus, please help them. Amen,'” said Matt Laubhan of WTVA as he saw the tornado shift directly over Amory, Mississippi.
March 26, 2023

Matt Laubhan, a trained meteorologist and Emmy-award winning weatherman for WTVA in Tupelo knew exactly what the changing of a storm track meant the second he saw it.

Source: NY Post

A Mississippi meteorologist broke down and prayed as he watched a mile-wide tornado crash into a small town in real time late Friday.

Matt Laubhan of WTVA was reporting on the deadly series of storms that slammed through the Mississippi Delta Friday night, killing at least 24, when he realized the town of Amory was going to take a direct hit.

“‘Oh man, north side of Amory, this is coming in,'” said Matt Laubhan of WTVA just before 11 p.m. on Friday. “‘Oh, man. Dear Jesus, please help them. Amen.'”

Amory, a town with a population of just over 6,000, is located 100 miles west of Birmingham.

Laubhan — an Emmy Award-winning weatherman and Kansas native — got emotional and could hardly look at the camera as he watched the radar to track the storm, which he called “a life-threatening tornado.”

And the aftermath in Amory.

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