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Charleston, MO Department of Public Safety
Saturday May 27th, 2017 :: 05:41 p.m. CDT


Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued

Event: Severe Thunderstorm Warning

The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
Union County in southern Illinois...
Pulaski County in southern Illinois...
Southern Jackson County in southern Illinois...

Alexander County in southern Illinois...
Carlisle County in western Kentucky...
Ballard County in western Kentucky...
Northern Mississippi County in southeastern Missouri...
Scott County in southeastern Missouri...

* Until 615 PM CDT

* At 536 PM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line
extending from 6 miles west of Altenburg to 6 miles northwest of
Ware to near Kelso to 7 miles northwest of Morehouse, moving east
at 90 mph.
HAZARD...70 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.
SOURCE...Radar indicated.
IMPACT...Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect considerable
tree damage. Wind damage is also likely to mobile homes,
roofs, and outbuildings.

* Locations impacted include...
Carbondale, Sikeston, Murphysboro, Charleston, Anna, Cairo,
Jonesboro, Oran, La Center, Miner, Benton, Bardwell, Wickliffe,
Cobden, Bertrand, Mounds, Dongola, Morley, Barlow and Tamms.
A tornado watch remains in effect until 700 PM CDT for southeastern

Instructions: For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.
Target Area:

Charleston, MO Department of Public Safety
204 N Main St
Charleston, MO 63834

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 573-683-3737

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