Tornado warning expired for Martin County

A tornado warning issued for Martin County expired at 8:30 p.m.

At 759 PM EDT, tornado producing storms were located along a line
extending from near Robersonville to 7 miles southwest of
Williamston, moving east at 20 mph.

HAZARD...Damaging tornado.

SOURCE...Public 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.

These tornadic storms will be near...
Williamston around 815 PM EDT.

Other locations impacted by these tornadic storms include Beargrass.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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
weather.