WILMINGTON, NC (218 PM EDT Fri Apr 19 2019) — The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a Tornado Warning for Central Bladen County in southeastern North Carolina North central Columbus County in southeastern North Carolina until 245 PM EDT. At 218 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Council, or 9 miles east of Whiteville, moving north at 50 mph. HAZARD: Tornado. SOURCE: Radar indicated rotation. Expect damage to mobile homes, roofs, and vehicles. This dangerous storm will be near Lisbon and Carvers around 230 PM EDT. Lagoon around 235 PM EDT. Other locations impacted by this tornadic thunderstorm include White Lake. 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.