Tornado Warning for Columbus County NC and 2 More

WILMINGTON, NC (127 PM EDT Fri Apr 19 2019) — The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a Tornado Warning for Southwestern Brunswick County in southeastern North Carolina South central Columbus County in southeastern North Carolina East central Horry County in northeastern South Carolina until 200 PM EDT. At 125 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located over Barefoot Landing Area Of North Myrtle Beach, or over North Myrtle Beach Airport, 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 North Myrtle Beach, Wampee and Cherry Grove Beach around 130 PM EDT. Little River, Brooksville and Longs around 135 PM EDT. Iredell and Carolina Shores around 140 PM EDT. Pireway and Longwood around 145 PM EDT. Bughill, Dulah and Ash around 150 PM EDT. Bethel, Nakina and Freeland around 155 PM EDT. Other locations impacted by this tornadic thunderstorm include Briarcliffe Acres, Atlantic Beach, Sea Coast Medical Center and Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. This includes the following highways US Route 17 in Brunswick County between mile markers 1 and 4. SC Highway 31 between mile markers 13 and 24. SC Highway 22 between mile markers 25 and 26. 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.

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