A local Mississippi meteorologist became emotional and prayed live on air after forecasting a tornado was going to head through the town of Amory. Matt Laubhan was reporting on the trajectory and seeing it get close to the populated town. He was giving an update on what to expect. He the paused and prayed to god to keep its residents safe. “Oh man, north side of Amory, this is coming in,” he said. ”Oh man. Dear Jesus, please help them.”

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At least 23 people have died due to extreme weather tore through Mississippi and other southern US States on March 24, 2023.

Who is Matt Laubhan?

Matt Laubhan is the chief meteorologist for local network WTVA. He specializes in severe weather storytelling.

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According to his LinkedIn profile, he graduated from University of Kansas in Atmospheric Science – Meteorology in 2004. He started working as Morning Meteorologist at KAMC 28 News. In May 2007, Laubhan joined KLBK-TV as Chief Meteorologist. He joined WTVA in 2011.

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He works alongside his wife, Emily Leonard, who is the evening anchor at WTVA. Matt and Emily have two children.

Laubhan is an Emmy Award-winning weatherman and Kansas native. He 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.” He broke down as he watched a mile-wide tornado crash into a small town in real time late Friday.

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“‘Here’s the thing about this, y’all trust me too much,’ he told viewers during his report. “‘I tell you where it’s going to go and some of you guys are like, ‘That’s where it’s gonna go.’ The reality of this, this could be changing direction. So, Amory, we need to be in our safe place,” he added.

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