Severe Thunderstorms Warning Issued for Guilford County and Alamance County

Severe Thunderstorms Warning Issued for Guilford County and Alamance County

Severe Thunderstorms Warning: Guilford County and Alamance County residents were urged to take immediate precautions as the National Weather Service (NWS) issued a tornado warning earlier today. At 11:57 a.m., a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was detected near Elon, approximately 7 miles northwest of Burlington. The storm is moving rapidly eastward at a speed of 35 mph.

The NWS has alerted residents about the potential hazards associated with this storm, including flying debris that poses a significant danger to individuals who are not protected by a shelter. Mobile homes are expected to sustain damage or destruction, and roofs, windows, vehicles, and trees are likely to be affected as well.

According to the NWS, the storm is anticipated to reach Burlington by approximately 12:10 p.m., followed by Graham around 12:15 p.m. It is imperative for residents in the affected areas to take immediate action to protect themselves and their families.

Instructions provided by the NWS urge individuals to seek shelter without delay. Those indoors are advised to move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building, while avoiding windows. If caught outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, it is essential to quickly make your way to the nearest substantial shelter and take precautions to safeguard against flying debris.

In addition to the tornado warning, both Guilford County and Alamance County are also under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning, which should be taken seriously. Residents are advised to stay updated with the latest weather information and follow any instructions issued by local authorities.

As of 12:30 p.m., the tornado warning has been lifted. However, it is crucial for residents to remain vigilant as severe weather conditions may persist throughout the day. Stay tuned to reliable sources of information for any updates and be prepared to take necessary precautions in case of further developments.

Please stay safe and follow all guidance provided by local authorities during this weather event.

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