Severe Thunderstorm warning now in effect

The National Weather Service in BLACKSBURG has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
  Southern Pulaski County in southwestern Virginia...
  Eastern Wythe County in southwestern Virginia...
  Central Carroll County in southwestern Virginia...
  The City of Galax in southwestern Virginia...
  East central Grayson County in southwestern Virginia...

* Until 215 PM EDT

* At 113 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Galax, moving
  north at 45 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...
  Galax...
  Hillsville...
  Fries...
  Patterson...
  and Allisonia.

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, 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.
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