Severe thunderstorm warnings have been issued for several North Carolina counties.

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The National Weather Service (NWS) said on Sunday that severe thunderstorm warnings have been issued for several North Carolina counties in the United States.

According to CBS17Storm and flood warnings are in effect for several counties in central North Carolina.

The NWS issued a flash flood warning for northwestern Chatham County at approximately 12:24 p.m., stating that rainfall rates are expected to be approximately 2 inches per hour.

Chatham, Durham, Wake, Lee, Granville, Orange, Person, Northwestern Moore and Alamance are the counties where warnings have been issued as of 1:15 p.m.

During this, fox18 Tornado warnings have been issued for two North Carolina counties – Guilford County and Alamance County.

At 11:57 a.m. a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado occurred near Elon, which is about seven miles northwest of Burlington.

According to the description, the storm is moving to the east at 35 mph. It will reach Burlington at around 12:10 PM and Graham at around 12:15 PM.

A storm can bring with it many hazards such as flying debris which is extremely dangerous for people who do not have a shelter to protect. In addition, mobile homes are expected to be damaged or destroyed.

Roofs, windows and vehicles may be damaged and trees are likely to be damaged as well.

The NWS has also issued some instructions for residents during this time. It asked people to take shelter immediately in basements or interior rooms on the lowest floor of a fortified building.

People are also advised to stay away from windows. If someone is out of his house. In a mobile home, or in a vehicle, they are advised to move to the nearest adequate shelter and protect themselves from flying debris.

In addition, severe thunderstorm warnings are in effect for both counties.

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