Severe thunderstorm, tornado warning for Dauphin County


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A Severe Storm Warning and Tornado Warning has been issued for Dauphin County as a similar warning is expiring for adjacent counties.

The most recent storm line includes Dauphin and Cumberland counties, eastern Perry county, northwest Lebanon county, and southwest Schuylkill county, according to the National Weather Service.

The tornado warning covers northeast Dauphin County.

The storms are expected to persist in the area until at least 10:30 p.m., with severe thunderstorms appearing near Millersburg to New Buffalo at 8:44 p.m.

These storms moved east at 20 miles per hour but contained gusts of 60 mph, the NWS said.

Damage to roofs, facades and trees is to be expected.

The NWS suggests moving to an interior space on the lowest floor of a building. Intense storm lines like this one can cause brief tornadoes and widespread significant wind damage, the NWS said.

“While a tornado is not immediately likely, it is best to move to an interior space on the bottom floor of a building,” warned the NWS. “These storms can cause serious injury and significant property damage.”

Along with the damage, the torrential rain can cause flash floods, and motorists shouldn’t attempt to drive on flooded roads.

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