NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY, NC (222 PM EST Mon Jan 13 2020) — The National Weather Service in Newport has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Western Lenoir County in eastern North Carolina Northern Duplin County in eastern North Carolina until 300 PM EST. At 222 PM EST, a severe thunderstorm was located 9 miles north of Clinton, moving east at 35 mph. HAZARD: 60 mph wind gusts. SOURCE: Radar indicated. Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees. Locations impacted include Warsaw, La Grange, Mount Olive, Kornegay, Deep Run, Bowdens, Beautancus, Albertson, Faison, Pink Hill, Calypso and Sandy Bottom. For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building. Please send your reports of hail and/or wind damage, including trees or large limbs downed, by calling the National Weather Service office in Newport at 1-800-889-6889.