Expired: Severe Thunder Storm Warning For Robeson County Until 5:45 PM EST

BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
440 PM EST WED FEB 24 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
CENTRAL ROBESON COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA…
NORTHWESTERN MARION COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN SOUTH CAROLINA…
DILLON COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN SOUTH CAROLINA…
NORTHWESTERN WILLIAMSBURG COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN SOUTH CAROLINA…
FLORENCE COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN SOUTH CAROLINA…
EAST CENTRAL DARLINGTON COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN SOUTH CAROLINA…
SOUTHEASTERN MARLBORO COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN SOUTH CAROLINA…

* UNTIL 545 PM EST

* AT 439 PM EST…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A LINE OF SEVERE
THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL AND DAMAGING
WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM RAEMON TO HEBRON…AND MOVING EAST AT 55 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
FLORENCE…MARION…DILLON…LAKE CITY…RED SPRINGS…PEMBROKE…MAXTON…
TIMMONSVILLE…MCCOLL…ST. PAULS…LATTA…PAMPLICO…ROWLAND…QUINBY…
CLIO…SELLERS…SARDIS…HEBRON…NEW HOPE AND SMITHBORO.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS…
INTERSTATE 20 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 140 AND 141.
INTERSTATE 74 NEAR MILE MARKER 191…BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 211 AND
209…AND BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 210 AND 200.
INTERSTATE 95 IN SOUTH CAROLINA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 148 AND 198.
INTERSTATE 95 IN NORTH CAROLINA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 1 AND 17…AND
BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 24 AND 38.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE AREA. ALTHOUGH A TORNADO IS
NOT IMMEDIATELY LIKELY…IF ONE IS SPOTTED…ACT QUICKLY AND MOVE TO
A PLACE OF SAFETY IN A STURDY STRUCTURE…SUCH AS A BASEMENT OR SMALL
INTERIOR ROOM.

THESE STORMS HAVE A HISTORY OF PRODUCING WIND DAMAGE. THIS IS A VERY
DANGEROUS SITUATION. SEEK SHELTER NOW INSIDE A STURDY STRUCTURE AND
STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

PLEASE REPORT HAIL…DOWNED TREES OR DAMAGING WINDS TO THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON…TOLL FREE AT 800 6 9 7 3901…WHEN
YOU CAN DO SO SAFELY.