Hoke under tornado watch, flash flood watch

Hoke under tornado watch, flash flood watch

Hoke County is under a tornado watch and a flash flood watch as the remnants of Tropical Cyclone Sally move across North Carolina.

The tornado watch is in effect for Hoke County until 11 p.m. Thursday, September 17 . The National Weather Service in Raleigh issued the warning at 3:05 p.m. Thursday for Hoke, Cumberland, Robeson, Scotland, Sampson and and multiple other counties in the region.

Hoke County is also under a flash flood watch until Friday afternoon. The National Weather Service in Raleigh issued at 2:51 p.m. Thursday for much of the central and eastern areas of the state.

From the National Weather Service:
The remnants of Tropical Cyclone Sally will move northeast across    the region through Friday morning. Areas of rain will continue    across central NC with periods of moderate to heavy rain expected    later this afternoon into tonight. Lingering rain will diminish    and become light on Friday morning. Storm total rainfall amounts    of 3 to 5 inches, with locally higher amounts, will lead to a    threat of flash flooding.    * Potential impacts include rapid rises of water on streams and    creeks, flooded roads, flooding of structures in low lying areas    near streams and eventual river flooding.    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...    A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on  current forecasts. You should monitor later forecasts and be alert  for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding  should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

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