Tornado Warning for Polk County NC and 1 More

GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG, SC (312 PM EDT Sun Apr 14 2019) — The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a Tornado Warning for Central Rutherford County in western North Carolina Central Polk County in western North Carolina until 345 PM EDT. At 312 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located 6 miles northeast of Columbus, moving northeast at 50 mph. HAZARD: Tornado. SOURCE: Radar indicated rotation. 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. This dangerous storm will be near Rutherfordton around 320 PM EDT. Spindale around 330 PM EDT. Other locations impacted by this dangerous thunderstorm include Green Hill, Mill Spring, Thermal City and Union Mills. 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. Please report damaging winds, hail, or flooding to the National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg by calling toll free, 1, 800, 2 6 7, 8 1 0 1, or by posting on our Facebook page, or Tweet it using hashtag nwsgsp. Your message should describe the event and the specific location where it occurred.

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