The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a tornado warning for Andover and the rest of Essex County.
NWS has already issued severe thunderstorm warnings and flash flood alerts for the area, and now there is a tornado warning in effect until 2:30 p.m.
Don't be a hero. Residents are advised to stay indoors, seek shelter and go to the lowest level of their homes.
"TAKE COVER NOW. MOVE TO A BASEMENT OR AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A STURDY BUILDING. AVOID WINDOWS. IF IN A MOBILE HOME OR OUTDOORS...MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER AND PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS."