Severe Thunderstorm Warning

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The National Weather Service in BLACKSBURG has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for the region until 215 PM EDT.

* At 111 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Spring Valley, or near Fries, moving east at 50 mph.

HAZARD…Quarter size hail.

SOURCE…Radar indicated.

IMPACT…Damage to vehicles is expected.

* Locations impacted include… Galax… Hillsville… Independence… Fries… Floyd… Pilot… and Allisonia.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Prepare immediately for large hail. 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, please 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…8 6 6…2 1 5…4 3 2 4. Reports and pictures can also be shared on the National Weather Service Blacksburg Facebook page and on Twitter.