Event: Tornado Warning
The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a
Tornado Warning for…
Northwestern Alexander County in the Piedmont of North Carolina…
Northeastern Caldwell County in western North Carolina…
Until 445 PM EDT.
At 420 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado
was located 9 miles east of Lenoir, or 4 miles east of Cedar Rock,
moving northeast at 50 mph.
SOURCE…Radar indicated rotation.
IMPACT…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 thunderstorm will remain over mainly rural areas of
northwestern Alexander and northeastern Caldwell Counties,
including the following locations… Ellendale, Kings Creek and
Little River In Alexander County.
Instructions: 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 damaging winds, hail, or flooding to the National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg by calling toll free, 1, 800, 2 6 7, 8 1 0 1, or by posting on our Facebook page, or Tweet it using hashtag nwsgsp. Your message should describe the event and the specific location where it occurred.