Expired: Severe Thunderstorm Warning For Nash, Edgecombe, Halifax, Wilson, Johnston, and Franklin Counties Until 8:45 PM

Written by on July 23, 2017 in Severe Weather

Severe Thunderstorm Warning
National Weather Service Raleigh NC
724 PM EDT SUN JUL 23 2017

The National Weather Service in Raleigh has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for…
Nash County in central North Carolina…
Edgecombe County in central North Carolina…
Southern Halifax County in central North Carolina…
Wilson County in central North Carolina…
Northeastern Johnston County in central North Carolina…
Southeastern Franklin County in central North Carolina…

* Until 845 PM EDT

* At 723 PM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line
extending from near Scotland Neck to near Rocky Mount to near
Zebulon, moving southeast at 15 mph.

HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts and penny size hail.

SOURCE…Radar indicated.

IMPACT…Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

* Locations impacted include…
Rocky Mount, Tarboro, Nashville, Wilson, Clayton, Scotland Neck,
Elm City, Dortches, Bailey and Bunn.


For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a

Straight line winds can blow down trees, power lines, and damage
mobile homes and other buildings. Seek shelter in a sturdy structure
until the storm has passed. Stay away from windows as flying debris
generated by damaging winds can be deadly.

Large hail and damaging winds and continuous cloud to ground
lightning is occurring with these storms. Move indoors immediately.
Lightning is one of nature’s leading killers. Remember, if you can
hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning.

Torrential rainfall is occurring with these storms, and may lead to
flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.


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