Tornado Warning issued April 15 at 2:51AM EDT until April 15 at 3:30AM EDT by NWS Wakefield VA

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a tornado warning for Dorchester, MD; Somerset, MD; Wicomico, MD starting on 2019/04/14 23:51. This event has already been observed and the event is categorized as ‘extreme.’

The best action to take according to The National Weather Service is to take shelter during this event. 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.
Please report severe weather by calling 757-899-2415, posting to the NWS Wakefield Facebook page, or using Twitter @NWSWAKEFIELDVA.

Map showing affected area for tornado warning
Map of affected area for tornado warning

Here is the full alert from The National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Wakefield has issued a

  • Tornado Warning for:
    Northwestern Somerset County in southeastern Maryland
    Wicomico County in southeastern Maryland
    Southeastern Dorchester County in southeastern Maryland
  • Until 330 AM EDT.
  • At 251 AM EDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado
    was located 10 miles east of Saint Inigoes Creek, moving northeast
    at 60 mph.

    HAZARD Tornado.

    SOURCE Radar indicated rotation.

    IMPACT 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.

  • This dangerous storm will be near:
    Salisbury, Fruitland, Salisbury University and Hebron around 325
    AM EDT.
    Delmar around 330 AM EDT.

    Other locations impacted by this tornadic thunderstorm include Green
    Hill, Catchpenny, Wetipquin, Trinity, Salisbury-Wicomico, Royal Oak,
    Eden, Crocheron, Allen and Whitehaven.