Station broadcasts from bathroom during tornado warning

May 29, 2013 at 9:47 AM ET

Video: When a tornado warning forced the team at NBC News affiliate KAMR in Amarillo, Texas to take cover in the bathroom, the dedicated crew decided to continue the broadcast to keep people informed.

When the news crew from the NBC affiliate in Amarillo, Texas, all went to the bathroom at once on Tuesday, it wasn't because nature called. At least not in the usual way.

When a tornado warning forced the crew from KAMR to take cover in the bathroom on Tuesday, the dedicated group kept the broadcast going in order to keep their viewers informed. Using cell phones and cameras, they huddled together in a tight space and were able to keep the show going, with chief meteorologist John Harris staying on the air to give the latest storm updates.

The station had been urging residents of Amarillo to take shelter after reports of impending tornadoes. A tornado and baseball-sized hail were spotted in the area late Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning.