Tornado warning in McDowell & RC

Advisory: Tornado Warning for SE McDowell County until 3:00pm . Glenwood – Sugar Hill – Seek shelter immediately.

At 225 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located 5 miles north of Rutherfordton, moving north at 30 mph … Radar indicated rotation …

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
Tornado Warning
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
225 PM EDT SUN OCT 8 2017

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a

* Tornado Warning for…
Southeastern McDowell County in western North Carolina…
North central Rutherford County in western North Carolina…

* Until 300 PM EDT

* At 225 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado
was located 5 miles north of Rutherfordton, moving north at 30 mph.

HAZARD…Tornado.

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.

* This dangerous storm will be near…
Marion aro und 300 PM EDT.

Other locations impacted by this dangerous thunderstorm include Green
Hill, Sugar Hill, Thermal City, Glenwood and Fero.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A brief, weak tornado is likely. Mobile homes could be flipped.
Falling trees can cause death or serious injury, and major damage to
houses. Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of
a sturdy building.