Tornado Warning for Lunenburg County VA and 1 More

WAKEFIELD, VA (546 PM EDT FRI APR 19 2019) — The National Weather Service in Wakefield has issued a Tornado Warning for Southeastern Prince Edward County in central Virginia Northwestern Lunenburg County in south central Virginia until 615 PM EDT. At 545 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Drakes Branch, or near Keysville, 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 Hampden Sydney College around 605 PM EDT. Hampden Sydney around 610 PM EDT. Farmville and Longwood University around 615 PM EDT. Other locations impacted by this tornadic thunderstorm include Kingsville, Briery Creek Lake, Tuggle, Briery, Virso, Moran, Simplicity, Worsham and Meherrin. 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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