Thunderstorm Warning for Botetourt County VA and 2 More

BLACKSBURG, VA (238 PM EDT Mon Apr 8 2019) — The National Weather Service in BLACKSBURG has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for South central Alleghany County in west central Virginia Craig County in southwestern Virginia Botetourt County in west central Virginia until 330 PM EDT At 237 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Abbott, moving east at 30 mph. HAZARD: 60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. SOURCE: Radar indicated. Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees. Locations impacted include Buchanan New Castle Paint Bank Eagle Rock and Oriskany. 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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