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Updated Apr 28, 2014 - 1:47 pm

Tornado forces Mississippi anchor to flee on air

Tornadoes are dangerous storms.

If that isn't one of the most obvious statements of all time, this video will make it come to life.

A reporter at WTVA-TV in Tupelo, Miss. was covering a massive tornado that was bearing down on, and later hit, a shopping mall.

Almost everyone else at the station was in a storm bunker, but he chose to remain on as long as he could. Towards the end of the video, the signal begins to cut off and the reporter is seen directing all remaining staff to the bunker.

Then the video cuts out.

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Pamela left Pittsburgh, PA in 1996 to study Broadcast Journalism at Arizona State University and has never looked back. Since then, her radio career has taken her to Wisconsin; she has been a public speaker for Monster.com and has taught a few semesters at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at ASU. Currently, she is pulling double duty on the Bruce St. Jame's Show. She spends half the show providing a woman's perspective on the top talk topics of the day and the other half of the show delivering informative, relatable newscasts to our KTAR listeners.

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