Tornado Warning for Northampton County NC

WAKEFIELD, VA (631 PM EDT FRI APR 19 2019) — The National Weather Service in Wakefield has issued a Tornado Warning for Northampton County in northeastern North Carolina until 700 PM EDT. At 630 PM EDT, severe thunderstorms capable of producing both tornadoes and extensive straight line wind damage were located along a line extending from near Roanoke Rapids to near Scotland Neck, moving northeast at 60 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. These dangerous storms will be near Rich Square around 640 PM EDT. Woodland and Seaboard around 645 PM EDT. Other locations impacted by these tornadic storms include Eagletown, Mud Castle, Milwaukee, Potecasi, Lasker, Jackson, Bryantown, Boones Crossroads, Pleasant Grove and Pleasant Hill. 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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