Southeast Beaufort County under tornado warning until 10:45 a.m.

Published 10:39 am Monday, April 13, 2020

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A tornado warning remains in effect until 10:45 a.m. for Northeast Craven, Southeastern Beaufort and Northern Pamlico Counties.
At 10:27 a.m. EDT, a confirmed tornado was located over Olympia, or near James City, moving northeast at 50 mph.
HAZARD…Damaging tornado.
SOURCE…Radar confirmed tornado.
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.
Locations impacted include…
Lowland, Royal, South Creek, Maribel, Aurora, Vandemere and Mesic.
To repeat, a tornado is on the ground. 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.
If a tornado or other severe weather is spotted, call the National
Weather Service office in Newport at 1-800-889-
6889. This act may save lives of others in the path of dangerous