Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

August 21, 2013

Severe storm warning issued


Bluefield Daily Telegraph

— A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of McDowell County until 7:45 p.m. Warning areas included R.D. Bailey Lake, Iaeger, Hanover, and Avondale, Baileyville, Wolf Pen, Davy and Welch. The storm was located near Panther, approximately 18 miles northeast of Grundy, Va., according to the National Weather Service in Blacksburg, Va. The warning was later extended to Princeton and Bluefield. In Virginia, Burks Garden and Tazewell were included.

Forecasters said the storm is dangerous. They predicted large hail and damaging winds as well as cloud to ground lightning. People were advised to move indoors immediately.