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Tornado Warning for Poolesville, Darnesntown, Southern Germantown



The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Warning for Poolesville, Darnesntown, Southern-most area of Germantown until 6:15 pm

Take cover now.

At 549 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Purcellville, or 9 miles northwest of Leesburg, moving southeast at 20 mph. Radar indicated rotation.

Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris.

Motorists should not take shelter under highway overpasses. If you cannot safely drive away from the tornado, as a last resort either park your vehicle and stay put or abandon your vehicle and lie down in a low lying area and protect yourself from flying debris.