Expired: Tornado Warning For Chatham, Lee, and Randolph Counties Until 3:45 PM EST

Written by on February 24, 2016 in Severe Weather

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
311 PM EST WED FEB 24 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RALEIGH HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR…
CHATHAM COUNTY IN CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA…
NORTHERN LEE COUNTY IN CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA…
SOUTHEASTERN RANDOLPH COUNTY IN CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA…

* UNTIL 345 PM EST

* AT 310 PM EST…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM
CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS STORM WAS LOCATED 11
MILES SOUTHWEST OF SILER CITY…AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 65 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
PITTSBORO…SILER CITY…GOLDSTON…JORDAN LAKE STATE REC AREA…
CROSSWINDS BOATING CENTER…HARPERS CROSSROADS…CUMNOCK…
FEARRINGTON…SEAFORTH BOAT DOCK AND BYNUM.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TAKE COVER NOW. MOVE TO A BASEMENT OR AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST
FLOOR OF A STURDY BUILDING. AVOID WINDOWS. IF YOU ARE IN A MOBILE
HOME OR OUTDOORS…MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER AND
PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.

IF A TORNADO OR OTHER SEVERE WEATHER IS SPOTTED…CONTACT THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE…OR YOUR NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY WHO
WILL RELAY YOUR REPORT TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN
RALEIGH. THIS ACT MAY SAVE LIVES OF OTHERS IN THE PATH OF DANGEROUS
WEATHER.

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