Tornado Watch Issued for Durham County

A watch means conditions are favorable for the development of tornadoes

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Update 7:50 p.m. Oct. 31, 2019:

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning in Durham County, but the warning area does not currently threaten Duke’s main campus. Officials are monitoring the storm closely.

Additional updates will be posted at emergency.duke.edu.

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A tornado warning has been issued for Durham County

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for the Triangle, including Durham, Wake and Orange counties until 11 p.m. Thursday.

At this time, Duke is operating under regular conditions.

The main severe weather hazards potential will be damaging wind gusts and isoloated tornadoes.

As a reminder, a tornado watch means conditions are favorable for the development of tornadoes in and close to the watch area. In the event of a tornado warning, which indicates a tornado has been sighted or indicated on radar, Duke officials will send a text and email notification to students, faculty and staff. If the warning area includes Duke's main campus, the sirens will also be activated along with text and email notifications to direct individuals to seek shelter immediately.

Additional updates will be posted here, as needed as well as on the Working@Duke Twitter feed.