LIVE: TORNADO WARNING: Washington, Hyde, & Tyrrell counties until 7:30 p.m.

EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA (WITN) – There is a tornado warning issued for Washington, Hyde, and Tyrrell counties until 7:30 p.m.

At 714 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Pungo Lake, or 20 miles southeast of Plymouth, moving east at 30 mph.

HAZARD…Tornado and quarter-size hail.

SOURCE…Weather spotters reported a funnel cloud. 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… Alligator Lake.

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. If a tornado or other severe weather is spotted, report it to the National Weather Service or your local nearest law enforcement agency who will send your report. This act may save lives of others in the path of dangerous weather.