Expired: Severe Thunderstorm Warning For Robeson County Until 4:45 PM EST

Written by on February 24, 2016 in Severe Weather

SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
421 PM EST WED FEB 24 2016

NCC155-SCC031-033-041-069-242145-
/O.CON.KILM.SV.W.0003.000000T0000Z-160224T2145Z/
ROBESON NC-DILLON SC-FLORENCE SC-DARLINGTON SC-MARLBORO SC-
421 PM EST WED FEB 24 2016

…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 445 PM EST
FOR SOUTHWESTERN ROBESON…DILLON…NORTHWESTERN FLORENCE…
SOUTHEASTERN DARLINGTON AND SOUTHEASTERN MARLBORO COUNTIES…

AT 420 PM EST…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE
OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS
LOCATED OVER DUNBAR…OR 10 MILES SOUTHEAST OF BENNETTSVILLE…MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 70 MPH.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
FLORENCE…DILLON…DARLINGTON…PEMBROKE…FAIRMONT…MAXTON…
TIMMONSVILLE…MCCOLL…LATTA…ROWLAND…QUINBY…CLIO…BINGHAM…LITTLE
ROCK…MINTURN…HAMER…ELROD…OAK GROVE…RAEMON AND FLORENCE
DARLINGTON TECHNICAL COLLEGE MAIN CAMPUS.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS…
INTERSTATE 20 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 135 AND 141.
INTERSTATE 74 NEAR MILE MARKER 191…BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 208 AND
209…AND BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 210 AND 200.
INTERSTATE 95 IN SOUTH CAROLINA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 150 AND 198.
INTERSTATE 95 IN NORTH CAROLINA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 1 AND 13.
US ROUTE 74 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 367 AND 370.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE WARNED 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.

IF A TORNADO OR OTHER SEVERE WEATHER IS SPOTTED…CONTACT THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON AT 800 – 6 9 7 – 3901. THIS
ACT MAY SAVE LIVES OF OTHERS IN THE PATH OF DANGEROUS WEATHER.

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