UPDATE: Tornado Warning cancelled at 4:17 p.m.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Tornado Warning Issued for Essex County
GEORGETOWN — The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Warning for northeastern Essex County until 4:30 p.m.
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Full Text of NWS Severe Weather Statement:
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED TORNADO WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA 357 PM EDT WED JUL 1 2015 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A * TORNADO WARNING FOR... NORTHEASTERN ESSEX COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS... * UNTIL 430 PM EDT * AT 357 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS STORM WAS LOCATED OVER NEWBURY...OR 9 MILES EAST OF HAVERHILL...AND WAS MOVING EAST AT 20 MPH. * SOME LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE... GLOUCESTER...NEWBURYPORT...IPSWICH...GEORGETOWN...ROCKPORT... NEWBURY...GROVELAND AND ROWLEY. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... TAKE COVER NOW! DO NOT WAIT TO SEE THE TORNADO. GO TO A BASEMENT OR INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A STURDY BUILDING...AWAY FROM WINDOWS. IF IN A VEHICLE...A MOBILE HOME OR OUTDOORS...GET TO THE CLOSEST SHELTER. PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.