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Update: Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for southeastern Bladen County expires

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The severe thunderstorm issued for Bladen County has been allowed to expire. The National Weather Service in Wilmington issued a severe thunderstorm warning at about 10:45 AM for southeastern Bladen County,  and portions of Brunswick County and Columbus County until 11:45 AM.

According to the National Weather Service, at 10:54 AM, a severe thunderstorm was located near Shallotte and was moving northeast at 45 mph.

The storm is potentially could generate 60 mph wind gusts. The National Weather Service stated residents in the warning area should prepare for wind damage to trees and power lines.

Locations impacted include Shallotte, Elizabethtown, Sunset Beach, Ocean Isle Beach, Iredell, Carolina Shores, Calabash, Lake Waccamaw, Northwest, Sandyfield, Makatoka, Freeland, Hallsboro, Nakina, Redbug, Exum, Bughill,
Longwood, Seaside and Council.