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Tornado Warning for Wilkes County at 550 pm EDT, May 26th 2022

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Last Updated on May 31, 2022 11:43 am

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BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
Tornado Warning
National Weather Service BLACKSBURG VA
550 PM EDT Thu May 26 2022

The National Weather Service in BLACKSBURG has issued a

  • Tornado Warning for…
    Southeastern Wilkes County in northwestern North Carolina…
  • Until 630 PM EDT.
  • At 549 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado
    was located near Taylorsville, moving northeast at 25 mph.

HAZARD…Tornado.

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.

  • Locations impacted include…
    North Wilkesboro…
    Wilkesboro…
    Boomer…
    Cricket…
    Wilkesboro Reservoir…
    Buck…
    and Moravian Falls.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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.

This is a dangerous storm, capable of producing large hail driven by
severe winds! SEEK SHELTER NOW inside a sturdy structure and stay
away from windows! If you are caught outdoors, cover your head and
neck.

Torrential rainfall is occurring with this storm, and may lead to
flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.

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.

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