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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED  
TORNADO WARNING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA  
518 PM EDT SUN APR 15 2018  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS ISSUED A  
 
* TORNADO WARNING FOR...  
EASTERN ROCKINGHAM COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA...  
WESTERN CASWELL COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA...  
 
* UNTIL 600 PM EDT  
 
* AT 517 PM EDT, A TORNADO PRODUCING STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR  
MCLEANSVILLE, MOVING NORTHEAST AT 35 MPH.  
 
HAZARD...DAMAGING TORNADO AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL.  
 
SOURCE...EMERGENCY MANAGERS IN GUILFORD COUNTY REPORTED A TORNADO  
ON THE GROUND.  
 
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...  
EDEN...  
REIDSVILLE...  
WENTWORTH...  
BETHEL...  
AND PROVIDENCE.  
 
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.  
 
WHEN IT IS SAFE TO DO SO, PLEASE SEND YOUR REPORTS OF HAIL OF ANY  
SIZE, AS WELL AS REPORTS OF ANY WIND DAMAGE, INCLUDING DOWNED TREES  
OR LARGE LIMBS, TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BY CALLING TOLL FREE  
AT 1...8 6 6...2 1 5...4 3 2 4. REPORTS AND PICTURES CAN ALSO BE  
SHARED ON THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG FACEBOOK PAGE AND  
ON TWITTER.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 3625 7979 3654 7975 3654 7930 3625 7951  
3625 7953 3624 7953  
TIME...MOT...LOC 2117Z 207DEG 32KT 3613 7974  
 
TORNADO...OBSERVED  
HAIL...1.00IN  
 

 
 
PW  
 
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