Just In: Tornado Warning for New Castle County Until 4:45pm

The Tornado Warning for New Castle County  expired at 4:45pm.

 

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly NJ has issued a

* Tornado Warning for…
Northeastern New Castle County in northern Delaware…
North central Salem County in southern New Jersey…
West central Camden County in southern New Jersey…
Northwestern Gloucester County in southern New Jersey…
Southwestern Philadelphia County in southeastern Pennsylvania…
Southeastern Delaware County in southeastern Pennsylvania…

* Until 445 PM EDT.

* At 355 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado
was located over Chester, or 11 miles northeast of Wilmington,
moving east at 20 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.

* Locations impacted include…
Philadelphia, Camden, Gloucester City, Chester, Deptford, West
Deptford, Glassboro, Bellmawr, Yeadon, Woodbury, Pitman, Folcroft,
Swarthmore, Paulsboro, Westville, Woodbury Heights, National Park,
East Lansdowne, Swedesboro and Brooklawn.

People attending PES Explosion Response and Recovery should seek safe
shelter immediately!

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest
floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a
mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter
and protect yourself from flying debris.

To report severe weather contact your nearest law enforcement agency.
They will send your report to the National Weather Service office in
Mount Holly NJ.

Torrential rainfall is occurring with this storm, and may lead to
flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.

&&

LAT…LON 3967 7540 3986 7549 4004 7514 3973 7500
TIME…MOT…LOC 1955Z 254DEG 17KT 3982 7536

TORNADO…RADAR INDICATED
HAIL…<.75IN

 


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