Tornado Warning issued for Southside until 5:30



UPDATE, 5:15 A.M.

A Tornado Warning has been issued for Southside until 5:30 a.m. according to the National Weather Service.

Eastern Henry County and western Pittsylvania County have been added to the Tornado Warning. Martinsville has been removed from the Tornado Warning area.


ORIGINAL STORY, 5 A.M.

A Tornado Warning has been issued for Southside until 5:30 a.m. according to the National Weather Service.

The Tornado Warning covers:

  • Northern Pittsylvania County
  • Martinsville
  • Central Henry County
  • Eastern Franklin County

If you are in these areas, the National Weather Service says to 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.

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.

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