Severe Thunderstorm Warning in Virginia

This alert expired on August 6, 2020 at 6:45:00 PM EDT
National Weather Service
Alert area: Charlotte; Halifax

Posted August 6, 2020 at 6:42:00 PM EDT

The storm which prompted the warning has weakened below severe
limits, and no longer poses an immediate threat to life or property.
Therefore, the warning will be allowed to expire. However small hail
is still possible with this thunderstorm.
When it is safe to do so, please send your reports of hail of any
size, as well as reports of any wind damage, including downed trees
or large limbs, to the National Weather Service by calling toll free
at 1...8 6 6...2 1 5...4 3 2 4. Reports and pictures can also be
shared on the National Weather Service Blacksburg Facebook page and
on Twitter.

Ways to prepare and stay safe now

  • During
    Take shelter inside a sturdy building.
    A shed or structure in an open area is more likely to be hit by lightning.
    If driving in heavy rain, find a place to pull over and park.
    Stay in the car and turn on your hazard lights until the rain stops.
    Avoid touching anything metal, including the frame of your car.
    Metal conducts electricity, which can injure you.
    Avoid tall trees, hilltops, open fields, the beach, and boats on the water.
    These places are more likely to be hit by lightning.
    Unplug electronic equipment.
    Power surges from lightning can cause serious damage to computers, monitors, and TVs.
    Use only cell phones and cordless phones that are not plugged into an outlet.
    A power surge from an outlet could injure you.

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