Torando warning issued


  • THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON HAS ISSUED A
  • * TORNADO WARNING FOR… NORTHWESTERN BLADEN COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA… EAST CENTRAL ROBESON COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA…
  • * UNTIL 915 PM EDT
  • * AT 829 PM EDT… DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR LUMBERTON… AND MOVING EAST AT 30 MPH.
  • * LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE… LUMBERTON… BLADENBORO… SMITHS… WHITE OAK… HOWELLSVILLE… ROBESON COMMUNITY COLLEGE… BUTTERS… HESTERTOWN… BARKER TEN MILE… BLADEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE… DUBLIN… TAR HEEL… MCDONALD… RAYNHAM AND SOUTHEASTERN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER.
  • THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS… INTERSTATE 74 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 212 AND 206… AND BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 209 AND 210… AND NEAR MILE MARKER 214. INTERSTATE 95 IN NORTH CAROLINA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 8 AND 23. US ROUTE 74 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 365 AND 367.
  • PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…
  • THIS TORNADO WARNING REPLACES THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING ISSUED FOR THE SAME AREA.
  • IF A TORNADO OR OTHER SEVERE WEATHER IS SPOTTED… CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON AT 800-697- 3901. THIS ACT MAY SAVE LIVES OF OTHERS IN THE PATH OF DANGEROUS WEATHER.
  • THIS CLUSTER OF THUNDERSTORMS IS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING TORNADOES AND WIDESPREAD SIGNIFICANT WIND DAMAGE. DO NOT WAIT TO SEE OR HEAR THE TORNADO. FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS.
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