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National Weather Service issues tornado watch for Eastern Shore

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The remnants of now Tropical Cyclone Ida is still wreaking havoc in the area with the National Weather Service issuing a tornado watch for the Delmarva Peninsula until 7 p.m. this evening.

Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester are all included in the warning.

“The remnants of Tropical Cyclone Ida will pass by north of the region this afternoon and evening. The trailing cold front will push off the coast overnight. Showers and thunderstorms associated with this system could produce localized instances flash flooding. Isolated severe storms and a couple of tornadoes will also be possible,” the report states.

Projected Path Of Tropical Depression Ida As Of 8 31 2021

Additional areas effected by the tornado warning include most counties in central, east, and south Virginia including Accomack and Northampton.

A tornado watch is in effect across Delaware as the state continues to feel the remnants of Hurricane Ida.

According to the Red Cross, tips for staying safe in the event of a tornado include:

  • Identify a safe place in your home where household members and pets will gather during a tornado: a basement, storm cellar or an interior room on the lowest floor with no windows.
  • In a high-rise building, pick a hallway in the center of the building. You may not have enough time to go to the lowest floor. 
  • In a mobile home, choose a safe place in a nearby sturdy building. If your mobile home park has a designated shelter, make it your safe place. No mobile home, however it is configured, is safe in a tornado.

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Source: GANNETT Syndication Service