Tornado warning issued for Davenport and Moline


PUBLISHED Thu, October 06, 2016 - 11:39pm EDT
Credit: NWS


A tornado warning has been issued for the city of Davenport in Iowa and Moline in Illinois, forecasters say. People in the affected area, which includes Buffalo and Hampton, are urged to seek shelter immediately. (more)





The tornado warning was issued at 10:39 p.m. CT on Thursday when a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Rock Island, moving towards the northeast at a speed of 55 miles per hour. The storm is accompanied by penny-size hail.

A tornado warning is in effect for central Rock Island County in northwestern Illinois and southeastern Scott County in east-central Iowa. This includes Moline, Bettendorf, East Moline, Eldridge, Riverdale and Hampton.

Also included in the warning area is Interstate 74 in Iowa between mile markers 1 and 5, Interstate 80 in Iowa between mile markers 294 and 303, and Interstate 280 in Iowa and Illinois between mile markers 5 and 11.

Other locations impacted by the tornado warning are Panorama Park, Rock Island Arsenal, Davenport Municipal Airport, Illiniwek Forest Preserve, Campbells Island, Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, Pleasant Valley, Fishermans Corner, Credit Island and West Lake Park.

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

There was no immediate indication that an actual tornado was on the ground, but residents in the warning area are urged to seek shelter until the all clear is given.

This is a breaking news alert. Please check back or follow @BNONews on Twitter as details become available. If you want to receive breaking news alerts by email, click here to sign up. You can also like BNO News on Facebook by clicking here.





t="1"}   United States     

 

LEAVE COMMENTS



HAPPENING NOW


AROUND THE WEB




 

LIVE WIRE

Barclays hit by computer crash, customers unable to withdraw money     18 hrs  

Strong 6.9-magnitude earthquake hits Pacific Ocean off Tonga     1 day  

Delta Flight 1591 returns to Charlotte after bird strike     1 day  

2 police officers shot in northeast Washington, D.C.     2 days  

King’s Cross tube station evacuated due to ‘emergency’     2 days  



.
email alerts



Just want the important news? Sign up now for the fastest email alerts from BNO News. Click here to get started!



Happening Now

Kaitlyn Cheatham and Haven Coutee killed in crash in Deville, LA     15 hrs  

Man drives car into pedestrians in Germany, injuring 3      17 hrs  

Barclays hit by computer crash, customers unable to withdraw money     18 hrs  

Iraqi journalist Shifa Gardi killed while reporting from Mosul      20 hrs  

Woman found dead at David Thompson Secondary School in Vancouver     1 day  





More Go Local

Kaitlyn Cheatham and Haven Coutee killed in crash in Deville, LA     15 hrs  

Woman found dead at David Thompson Secondary School in Vancouver     1 day  

2 police officers shot in northeast Washington, D.C.     2 days  

King’s Cross tube station evacuated due to ‘emergency’     2 days  

Flybe Flight 1284 suffers landing mishap at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport     2 days