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Rutland Regional Emergency Communication Center
Wednesday May 27th, 2015 :: 06:56 p.m. EDT

Alert

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING ISSUED MAY 27 AT 6:27PM EDT UNTIL MAY 27 AT 7:30PM EDT

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
HAMPSHIRE COUNTY IN WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS...
NORTHWESTERN WORCESTER COUNTY IN CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS...
FRANKLIN COUNTY IN WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS...
* UNTIL 730 PM EDT
* AT 626 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A LINE OF SEVERE
THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL AND DAMAGING
WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM SHELBURNE TO NEAR WESTHAMPTON...AND WAS MOVING EAST
AT 55 MPH.
* SOME LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
FITCHBURG...HOLYOKE...AMHERST...NORTHAMPTON...GREENFIELD...
ORANGE...DEERFIELD...GARDNER...SOUTH HADLEY...EASTHAMPTON...
BELCHERTOWN...ATHOL...WINCHENDON...WARE...MONTAGUE...TEMPLETON...
RUTLAND...WESTMINSTER...GRANBY AND ASHBURNHAM.

Instructions:

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCE DAMAGING WINDS AND LARGE HAIL. GO INDOORS AND STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS. DRIVERS SHOULD PREPARE FOR LOW VISIBILITY AND AVOID FLOODED ROADS. THESE STORMS HAVE A HISTORY OF PRODUCING WIND DAMAGE. GO INSIDE AND STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS. THIS STORM WAS ALSO PRODUCING FREQUENT LIGHTNING. GO INDOORS IMMEDIATELY. IF YOU CAN HEAR THUNDER...YOU ARE CLOSE ENOUGH TO BE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING. WAIT UNTIL AT LEAST 30 MINUTES AFTER THE STORM ENDS TO RESUME OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES.. KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WATCH, WARNING, ADVISORY

Address/Location
Rutland Regional Emergency Communication Center
240 Main St
Rutland, MA 01543

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 508-886-4033

Alert Details

Severity:
Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Urgency:
Immediate - Responsive action SHOULD be taken immediately
Certainty:
Observed - Determined to have occurred or to be ongoing
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Severe Thunderstorm Warning

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