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National Weather Service: Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for northwestern Bladen County


WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for northwestern Bladen county and eastern Robeson county through 7:15 p.m.

At 6:05 pm, doppler radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing damaging winds in excess of 60 mph. This storm was located near Tobermory and moving southeast at 15 mph.

Locations in the warning include, but are not limited to Duart, Tolarsville, Howellsville, White Oak, Smiths, and Bladenboro. 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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