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National Weather Service: Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for western Bladen and northwestern Columbus counties


WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for western Bladen county and northwestern Columbus county through 7:30 p.m.

At 6:30 pm, doppler radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing damaging winds in excess of 60 mph. This storm was located near Barker Ten Mile and moving south at 15 mph.

Locations in the warning include, but are not limited to Hestertown, Bladenboro, and Boardman. Dangerous thunderstorms may develop and affect other communities in the warned area.

Severe thunderstorm risks will primarily be large hail and/or wind gusts over 60 mph. Other risks may include deadly lightning and torrential downpours.

Please report hail, downed trees or damaging winds to the National Weather Service in Wilmington toll free at 1-800-697-3901 when you can do so safely.

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