Severe thunderstorm alert for Appomattox County

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... APPOMATTOX COUNTY IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA... NORTHWESTERN CHARLOTTE COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL VIRGINIA... EASTERN CAMPBELL COUNTY IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA UNTIL 4:30 PM EDT.

AT 3:33 PM EDT, A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR RUSTBURG, MOVING EAST AT 25 MPH.

HAZARD...60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT...HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT WIND DAMAGE TO ROOFS, SIDING, AND TREES.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE... APPOMATTOX... RED HOUSE... BENT CREEK... CONCORD... RUSTBURG... PAMPLIN CITY...AND MADISONVILLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

PREPARE IMMEDIATELY FOR LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS. FOR YOUR SAFETY, MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A STURDY BUILDING. STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

WHEN IT IS SAFE TO DO SO, SEND YOUR REPORTS OF HAIL OF ANY SIZE, AS WELL AS REPORTS OF ANY WIND DAMAGE, INCLUDING DOWNED TREES OR LARGE LIMBS, TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BY CALLING TOLL FREE AT 1-866-215-4324. REPORTS AND PICTURES CAN ALSO BE SHARED ON THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG FACEBOOK PAGE AND ON TWITTER.