Tornado Warning for Sussex County VA and 1 More

WAKEFIELD, VA (723 PM EDT FRI APR 19 2019) — The National Weather Service in Wakefield has issued a Tornado Warning for Northeastern Sussex County in southeastern Virginia Surry County in southeastern Virginia until 800 PM EDT. At 723 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Waverly, moving northeast at 70 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 Dendron around 730 PM EDT. Elberon around 735 PM EDT. Claremont around 740 PM EDT. Other locations impacted by this tornadic thunderstorm include Booth Fork, Carsley, Newville, Chippokes State Park, Spring Grove, Ellis Fork, Delk Crossroads, Bacons Castle, Poolesville and Alliance. 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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