Expired: Tornado Warning for Nash, Edgecombe, and Halifax Counties Until 8:15PM

Written by on September 17, 2018 in Severe Weather

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
Tornado Warning
National Weather Service Raleigh NC
740 AM EDT MON SEP 17 2018

The National Weather Service in Raleigh has issued a

* Tornado Warning for…
Northeastern Nash County in central North Carolina…
Northwestern Edgecombe County in central North Carolina…
West central Halifax County in central North Carolina…

* Until 815 AM EDT

* At 740 AM EDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado
was located near Dortches, or near Rocky Mount, moving north at 25
mph.

HAZARD…Tornado.

SOURCE…Radar indicated rotation.

IMPACT…Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without
shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed.
Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree
damage is likely.

* Locations impacted include…
Rocky Mount, Dortches, Enfield, Whitakers, Glenview and Battleboro.

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 outdoors, in a
mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter
and protect yourself from flying debris.

Motorists should not take shelter under highway overpasses. If you
cannot safely drive away from the tornado, as a last resort, either
park your vehicle and stay put, or abandon your vehicle and lie down
in a low lying area and protect yourself from flying debris.

To report severe weather contact your nearest law enforcement agency.
They will send your report to the National Weather Service office in
Raleigh.

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LAT…LON 3597 7774 3599 7784 3626 7783 3621 7757
TIME…MOT…LOC 1140Z 194DEG 23KT 3601 7778

TORNADO…RADAR INDICATED
HAIL…<.75IN

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