Expired: Tornado Warning For Greene, Lenoir, and Pitt County Until 2:00 PM EST

Written by on February 24, 2016 in Severe Weather

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
130 PM EST WED FEB 24 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEWPORT HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR…
NORTHWESTERN LENOIR COUNTY IN EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA…
GREENE COUNTY IN EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA…
NORTHWESTERN PITT COUNTY IN EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA…

* UNTIL 200 PM EST

* AT 130 PM EST…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM
CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS STORM WAS LOCATED
NEAR KINSTON REGIONAL JETPORT…OR 7 MILES NORTHEAST OF LA GRANGE…
AND MOVING NORTH AT 55 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
GREENVILLE…KINSTON…FARMVILLE…LA GRANGE…SNOW HILL…BETHEL…
KINSTON REGIONAL JETPORT…FOUNTAIN…HOOKERTON…WALSTONBURG AND
FALKLAND.

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.

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