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Severe thunderstorm warning in effect

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3:30 PM EST
FOR NORTHWESTERN BLADEN AND EAST CENTRAL ROBESON COUNTIES…

AT 233 PM EST…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE
OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60
MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED OVER BUTTERS…OR 7 MILES SOUTHEAST OF
LUMBERTON…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 25 MPH.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
LUMBERTON…ELIZABETHTOWN…BLADENBORO…SMITHS…RUSKIN…WHITE
OAK…HOWELLSVILLE…TOLARSVILLE…ROBESON COMMUNITY COLLEGE…
TOBERMORY…BUTTERS…JEROME…DUART…BARKER TEN MILE…BLADEN
COMMUNITY COLLEGE…HESTERTOWN…DUBLIN…TAR HEEL…SOUTHEASTERN
REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER AND BLADEN COUNTY HOSPITAL.

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 95 IN NORTH CAROLINA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 19
AND 25.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

IF YOU ARE IN THE PATH OF THIS STORM…PREPARE IMMEDIATELY FOR LARGE
HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS. PEOPLE OUTSIDE SHOULD MOVE TO A SHELTER…
PREFERABLY INSIDE A STRONG BUILDING AND AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

IF A TORNADO OR OTHER SEVERE WEATHER IS SPOTTED…CONTACT THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON AT 800 – 697 – 3901. THIS ACT
MAY SAVE LIVES OF OTHERS IN THE PATH OF DANGEROUS WEATHER.

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