BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WECT) – A severe thunderstorm warning is now in effect for southwestern Bladen County until 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, and for northwestern Columbus County, according to the National Weather Service.
Towns in the warning include Bladenboro, Chadbourn, Whiteville, Elizabethtown, Abbottsburg, Lisbon, Hallsboro, Emerson and Carvers. Severe thunderstorms are capable of producing damaging winds in excess of 60 miles per hour and/or hail larger than one inch in diameter.
The severe thunderstorm that prompted the warning was located near Ruskin, seven miles northwest of Elizabethtown.
Take cover in a sturdy shelter if you are in the path of this storm.
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