LIVE: TORNADO WARNING: Martin County & Washington counties until 6:15

MARTIN COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – There is a tornado warning issued for Martin County until 5:45 p.m.

At 525 PM, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Robersonville, or near Williamston, moving east at 35 mph.

HAZARD…Tornado and quarter-size hail.

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. This dangerous storm will be near… Williamston around 530 PM.

Other locations impacted by this tornadic thunderstorm include Parmele, Everetts, Hassell, Jamesville, Hamilton, and Gold Point.

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.