Thunderstorm Warning for Bedford County VA and 4 More

BLACKSBURG, VA (358 PM EDT Mon Apr 8 2019) — The National Weather Service in BLACKSBURG has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Northeastern Roanoke County in west central Virginia The City of Roanoke in west central Virginia Central Bedford County in south central Virginia Southern Botetourt County in west central Virginia Northern Franklin County in west central Virginia until 445 PM EDT At 358 PM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Hollins to Vinton, moving east at 35 mph. HAZARD: 70 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. SOURCE: Radar indicated. Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect considerable tree damage. Wind damage is also likely to mobile homes, roofs, and outbuildings. Locations impacted include Roanoke Vinton Bedford Buchanan and Troutville. This includes The following Locations The National D-Day Memorial and Roanoke Regional Airport. Prepare immediately for large hail and damaging winds. For your safety, move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Stay away from windows. When it is safe to do so, please send your reports of hail of any size, as well as reports of any wind damage, including downed trees or large limbs, to the National Weather Service by calling toll free at 1: 8 6 6: 2 1 5: 4 3 2 4. Reports and pictures can also be shared on the National Weather Service Blacksburg Facebook page and on Twitter.

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