Severe storms passing through Grand Forks area
Storms are affecting much of eastern North Dakota
Severe storms are affecting much of the Grand Forks area, some storms prompting a tornado warning earlier in the evening.
At 6:06 p.m., a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located over Emerado, or 13 miles west of Grand Forks, moving east at 30 mph.
The storm previously included a confirmed tornado near McVille around 5:17 p.m. and a confirmed tornado near Larimore around 5:40 p.m.
The weather service says to take cover and move into a basement or an interior room on the lowest level 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,” the weather service said.