Tornado warning issued for southern Volusia County affecting greater New Smyrna Beach, Port Orange, Edgewater and Samsula
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NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- The National Weather Service in Melbourne has issued a tornado warning for greater New Smyrna Beach and Port Orange until 6:30 p.m.
A dangerous cell is moving south from Daytona to New Smyrna Beach, unincorporated Samsula and Edgewater. There is a lot of ligtning and some reports of hail associated with this thunderstorm.
The warning is posted below:
SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL 522 PM EDT SAT JUN 18 2011 COUNTY SPECIFIC MESSAGE: /O.CON.KMLB.TO.W.0020.000000T0000Z-110618T2215Z/ VOLUSIA- 522 PM EDT SAT JUN 18 2011 ...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 630 PM EDT FOR EASTERN VOLUSIA COUNTY... AT 515 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS CONTINUED TO DETECT A TORNADO ON DOPPLER RADAR. THIS TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR BLAKE...OR NEAR DAYTONA BEACH...MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 15 MPH. OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO SOUTH DAYTONA...DAYTONA BEACH SHORES...PORT ORANGE...ALLANDALE...WILBUR BY THE SEA...HARBOR OAKS...PONCE INLET...NEW SMYRNA BEACH...EDGEWATER...
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... IF IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES...EVACUATE THEM AND GET INSIDE A STURDY SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE...LIE FLAT IN THE NEAREST DITCH OR OTHER LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS. SEEK SHELTER ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF THE BUILDING IN AN INTERIOR HALLWAY OR ROOM SUCH AS A CLOSET. USE BLANKETS OR PILLOWS TO COVER YOUR BODY AND ALWAYS STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS. IF IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES...EVACUATE THEM AND GET INSIDE A SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE...LIE FLAT IN THE NEAREST DITCH OR OTHER LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.
LAT...LON 2923 8108 2926 8103 2924 8099 2915 8096 2910 8091 2908 8091 2906 8089 2905 8089 2915 8114 TIME...MOT...LOC 2121Z 316DEG 11KT 2917 8102
AFFECTED COUNTIES: IN FLORIDA: VOLUSIA, VOLUSIA, COASTAL, VOLUSIA, INLAND.
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