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Tornado Warning for Wilkes County at 619 pm EDT, May 26th 2022

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Last Updated on May 31, 2022 11:42 am

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

The National Weather Service in BLACKSBURG has issued a

  • Tornado Warning for…
    Southwestern Surry County in northwestern North Carolina…
    Eastern Wilkes County in northwestern North Carolina…
    Western Yadkin County in northwestern North Carolina…
  • Until 645 PM EDT.
  • At 619 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado
    was located near Moravian Falls, or near Wilkesboro, moving
    northeast at 30 mph.

HAZARD…Tornado and quarter size hail.

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…
    Elkin…
    Wilkesboro…
    Jonesville…
    Boonville…
    Ronda…
    and Windy Gap.

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.

Motorists should not take shelter under highway overpasses. If you
cannot safely drive away from the tornado, as a last resort, either
park your vehicle and stay put, or abandon your vehicle and lie down
in a low lying area 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.

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