Expired: Severe Thunderstorm Warning For Bladen and Columbus Counties Until 5:45PM

Written by on July 31, 2016 in Severe Weather

BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
453 PM EDT SUN JUL 31 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
SOUTHEASTERN BLADEN COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA…
NORTHEASTERN COLUMBUS COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA…

* UNTIL 545 PM EDT

* AT 453 PM EDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED OVER LAKE
WACCAMAW…OR 9 MILES EAST OF WHITEVILLE…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 25
MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND NICKEL SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING…AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
LAKE WACCAMAW…SANDYFIELD…LAGOON…CARVERS…COUNCIL…KELLY…
CRUSOE ISLAND…BOLTON AND EAST ARCADIA.

THIS INCLUDES US ROUTE 74 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 399 AND 415.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
BUILDING.

LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS AND CONTINUOUS CLOUD TO GROUND
LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM. 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.

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