Tornado Warning for Hertford County NC and 3 More

WAKEFIELD, VA (647 PM EDT FRI APR 19 2019) — The National Weather Service in Wakefield has issued a Tornado Warning for Northeastern Northampton County in northeastern North Carolina Northwestern Hertford County in northeastern North Carolina Southeastern Greensville County in southeastern Virginia Southwestern Southampton County in southeastern Virginia until 730 PM EDT. At 647 PM EDT, severe thunderstorms capable of producing both tornadoes and extensive straight line wind damage were located along a line extending from Dahlia to near Rich Square, moving northeast at 45 mph. A radar confirmed tornado is located near Pleasant Hill. 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. These dangerous storms will be near Dahlia around 650 PM EDT. Conway and Claresville around 655 PM EDT. Green Plain around 700 PM EDT. Boykins around 710 PM EDT. Newsoms and Como around 715 PM EDT. Other locations impacted by these tornadic storms include Adams Grove, Pendleton, Bryants Corner, Worrell, Severn, Margarettsville, Branchville, Drewryville, Shiloh and Joyner. 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 severe weather by calling 757-899-2415, posting to the NWS Wakefield Facebook page, or using Twitter @NWSWAKEFIELDVA.

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