Tornado Warning for Rutherford County NC and 2 More

GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG, SC (333 PM EDT Sun Apr 14 2019) — The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a Tornado Warning for Southeastern McDowell County in western North Carolina Northeastern Rutherford County in western North Carolina Southern Burke County in western North Carolina until 400 PM EDT. At 333 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located 11 miles northeast of Rutherfordton, or 10 miles north of Bostic, moving northeast at 45 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 Salem, South Mountains State Park and Glen Alpine around 350 PM EDT. Morganton, Drexel, Valdese, Rutherford College and Connelly Springs around 400 PM EDT. Other locations impacted by this dangerous thunderstorm include Sunshine, Thermal City, Oak Hill, Dysartsville 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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