NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY, NC (237 AM EST Sun Jan 12 2020) — The National Weather Service in Newport has issued a Tornado Warning for Western Washington County in eastern North Carolina Southeastern Martin County in eastern North Carolina until 315 AM EST. At 237 AM EST, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Williamston, moving northeast at 35 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. Locations impacted include Williamston, Plymouth, Hinson, Westover, Mackeys, Roper, Jamesville, Smithwick and Dardens. 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 send your reports of wind and/or hail damage, including trees or large limbs downed, by calling the National Weather Service office in Newport at 1-800-889-6889.