BOISE -- The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for northern Ada County, West Central Elmore County and southwestern Boise County.
The tornado producing storm is heading north and passed over Hidden Springs around 3 p.m. It passed over the Lucky Peak area around 3:15 p.m. There's lots of lightning strikes with this storm. The storm was moving southeast at 35 mph. The tornado warning is expected to expire at 3:45 p.m. We have received several reports of funnel clouds in the area.
Officials say the safest place to be in this type of storm is indoors in a basement. Get under a workbench or other piece of sturdy equipment that is available. If you are outside, go indoors. Seek shelter in the lowest floor of the building and go to an interior room such as a closet. Use blankets or pillows to cover your body and stay away from windows.
If you are in a mobile home or vehicle, evacuate them and get inside a substantial shelter. If no shelter is available, lie flat in the nearest ditch or other low spot, and cover your heads with your hands.
A KTVB viewer in Garden City told us that trees toppled in the area of Glenwood and Riverside. She believes high winds knocked down those trees. Another woman told us that a carport in Boise was completely blown away during the storm.
A spokesperson for the Ada County Sheriff says they have received numerous reports of downed trees and power lines, but there have been no injuries to report. There biggest concern right now is traffic lights and the afternoon commute. A lot of people will be getting off work soon.