Tornado warning issued for Eastern Aiken County
Sat, 31 Jul 2010 20:03:46 GMT —
COLUMBIA (AP) - The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a Tornado warning for Eastern Aiken County in Central South Carolina until 4:15 pm EDT.
At 3:37 pm EDT, The National Weather Service Doppler Radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado between Aiken and Wagener, moving southeast at 25 mph.
The tornado will otherwise remain over mainly rural areas of the Indicated county.
The safest place to be during a tornado is in a basement.Get under a workbench or other piece of sturdy furniture.If no basement is available, 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 you are in mobile homes or vehicle, evacuate it 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.
A severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect until 1000 pm EDT Saturday evening for East Central Georgia and Central South Carolina.Report large hail, damaging winds or flooding to your county sheriff or call The National Weather Service toll free: 1-877-633-6772.