Expired: Tornado Warning For Robeson County Until 5:30 PM EST

Written by on February 24, 2016 in Severe Weather

509 PM EST WED FEB 24 2016

…A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 530 PM EST FOR
NORTHEASTERN ROBESON COUNTY…

AT 508 PM EST…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE
OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS STORM WAS LOCATED OVER REX…OR
11 MILES EAST OF RED SPRINGS…MOVING EAST AT 60 MPH.

ALTHOUGH NOT CONFIRMED…RADAR SUGGESTS A TORNADO IS LIKELY ON THE
GROUND. PEOPLE IN THE SAINT PAULS AREA NEED TO TAKE COVER
IMMEDIATELY!

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
RED SPRINGS…ST. PAULS…REX…TOLARSVILLE…SHANNON…PARKTON…RENNERT
AND LUMBER BRIDGE.

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 95 IN NORTH CAROLINA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 23
AND 38.

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 IN WILMINGTON AT 800 – 6 9 7 – 3901. THIS
ACT MAY SAVE LIVES OF OTHERS IN THE PATH OF DANGEROUS WEATHER.

 

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR…
NORTHERN ROBESON COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA…
NORTHWESTERN DILLON COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN SOUTH CAROLINA…
EAST CENTRAL MARLBORO COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN SOUTH CAROLINA…

* UNTIL 530 PM EST

* AT 442 PM EST…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM
CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS STORM WAS LOCATED
NEAR MINTURN…OR 10 MILES NORTH OF DILLON…AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT
60 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
RED SPRINGS…PEMBROKE…MAXTON…ST. PAULS…ROWLAND…CLIO…RAEMON…
PURVIS…TOLARSVILLE…BUIE…SHANNON…LITTLE ROCK…MINTURN…DUNBAR…
WAKULLA…PROSPECT…REX…ELROD…ROBESON COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND BARKER
TEN MILE.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS…
INTERSTATE 74 NEAR MILE MARKER 191…BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 205 AND
203…AND BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 192 AND 200.
INTERSTATE 95 IN NORTH CAROLINA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 23 AND 38.

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 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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