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Henderson County Sheriff's Office
Saturday August 17th, 2019 :: 02:35 p.m. EDT

Advisory

Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 03:15PM

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Southeastern Transylvania County in western North Carolina... South central Henderson County in western North Carolina... Northwestern Greenville County in Upstate South Carolina...

* Until 315 PM EDT.

* At 233 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located 6 miles southeast of Brevard, or near Dupont State Forest, moving east at 15 mph. 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... Caesars Head State Park, Jones Gap State Park, Dupont State Forest, Little River In Transylvania County, Connestee, Crab Creek, Cleveland, Cedar Mountain, Brevard and Pleasant Ridge State Park.

* AFFECTED AREAS: TRANSYLVANIA, NC ... GREENVILLE, SC ... HENDERSON, NC

Instructions:

Scattered trees and power lines will be blown down in the warned area. Seek shelter inside an interior room. This storm is producing frequent and intense lightning. Turn off electrical appliances. Do not use corded telephones. Do not take a bath or shower. This storm is also producing extremely heavy rainfall. Flooding of drainage ditches and low lying areas may occur. Small streams will rise rapidly. Do not drive through areas where water is flowing over the road. 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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