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Tornado Warning for Wilkes County, NC until 1:15pm Tuesday August 17, 2021

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Last Updated on August 17, 2021 12:41 pm

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BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
Tornado Warning
National Weather Service BLACKSBURG VA
1235 PM EDT Tue Aug 17 2021

The National Weather Service in BLACKSBURG has issued a

  • Tornado Warning for…
    Southeastern Wilkes County in northwestern North Carolina…
    Western Yadkin County in northwestern North Carolina…
  • Until 115 PM EDT.
  • At 1234 PM EDT, a confirmed tornado was located near Harmony, or 14
    miles north of Statesville, moving northwest at 25 mph.

HAZARD…Damaging tornado.

SOURCE…Law enforcement 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…
    Jonesville…
    Ronda…
    Windy Gap…
    Buck Shoals…
    Brooks Crossroads…
    Clingman…
    and Arlington.

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.

Heavy rainfall may hide this tornado. Do not wait to see or hear the
tornado. TAKE COVER NOW!

Locally heavy rain will quickly reduce visibility and result in
ponding of water on roadways, standing water in low lying areas, and
minor flooding of creeks, streams, and areas of poor drainage.
Drivers are urged to slow down and use extra caution to avoid
hydroplaning.

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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