Tornado Warning for Franklin County VA and 1 More

BLACKSBURG, VA (1003 AM EDT Fri Apr 19 2019) — The National Weather Service in BLACKSBURG has issued a Tornado Warning for Northwestern Henry County in south central Virginia South central Franklin County in west central Virginia until 1030 AM EDT At 1003 AM EDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located over Sanville, moving northeast at 40 mph. HAZARD: Tornado and quarter size hail. 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. Locations impacted include Bassett Sydnorsville Oak Level Sanville and Stanleytown. 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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