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Henderson County Sheriff's Office
Friday July 12th, 2019 :: 03:18 p.m. EDT

Advisory

Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 04:00PM

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Southeastern McDowell County in western North Carolina... Central Rutherford County in western North Carolina... Northeastern Henderson County in western North Carolina... Northern Polk County in western North Carolina...

* Until 400 PM EDT.

* At 315 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located 12 miles north of Columbus, or near Chimney Rock State Park, moving east at 15 mph. Another strong and possibly severe storm was located in northern Rutherford County west of Union Mills. HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Minor hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to trees and power lines.

* Locations impacted include... Rutherfordton, Spindale, Lake Lure, Chimney Rock Village, Chimney Rock State Park, Bat Cave, Green Hill, Thermal City, Edneyville and Lake Adger.

* AFFECTED AREAS: HENDERSON, NC ... MCDOWELL, NC ... POLK, NC ... RUTHERFORD, NC

Instructions:

Brief damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines over small areas. A brief period of large hail is also possible. Seek shelter inside an interior room. Lake Lure is in the path of this storm. Get away from the water and seek shelter in an interior room in the nearest shelter. If you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning. Please report damaging winds, hail, or flooding to the National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg by calling toll free, 1, 800, 2 6 7, 8 1 0 1, or by posting on our Facebook page, or Tweet it using hashtag nwsgsp. Your message should describe the event and the specific location where it occurred.

Address/Location
Henderson County Sheriff's Office
100 North Grove Street
Hendersonville, NC 28792

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 828-697-4912

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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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