Thunderstorm Warning for Botetourt County VA and 7 More

BLACKSBURG, VA (342 PM EDT Mon Apr 8 2019) — The National Weather Service in BLACKSBURG has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Roanoke County in west central Virginia The City of Salem in west central Virginia Northeastern Floyd County in southwestern Virginia The City of Roanoke in west central Virginia Northwestern Bedford County in south central Virginia Southern Botetourt County in west central Virginia Northwestern Franklin County in west central Virginia Southeastern Montgomery County in southwestern Virginia until 445 PM EDT At 341 PM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from Salem to near Terrys Fork, moving east at 40 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 Roanoke Salem Christiansburg Vinton and Troutville. This includes The following Locations The Salem Fairgrounds 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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