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Jefferson County HSEM
Wednesday March 1st, 2017 :: 12:15 p.m. EST

Alert

Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 12:45PM

The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Northwestern Washington County in north central Maryland... Allegany County in western Maryland... Northeastern Shenandoah County in northwestern Virginia... Frederick County in northwestern Virginia... Northwestern Warren County in northwestern Virginia... Northwestern Clarke County in northwestern Virginia... The City of Winchester in northwestern Virginia... Western Jefferson County in the Panhandle of West Virginia... Morgan County in the Panhandle of West Virginia... Northeastern Hardy County in eastern West Virginia... Berkeley County in the Panhandle of West Virginia... Hampshire County in eastern West Virginia...

* Until 1245 PM EST

* At 1212 PM EST, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from 8 miles northeast of Lake Gordon to 7 miles west of Wardensville, moving east at 50 mph. HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Damaging winds will cause some trees and large branches to fall. This could injure those outdoors, as well as damage homes and vehicles. Roadways may become blocked by downed trees. Localized power outages are possible. Unsecured light objects may become projectiles.

* Locations impacted include... Winchester, Cumberland, Martinsburg, Strasburg, Romney, Hancock, Paw Paw, Millwood Pike, Inwood, Stephens City, Berkeley Springs, Wardensville, Star Tannery, Ridgeley, Potomac Park, Middletown, Wiley Ford, Springfield, Great Cacapon and Clear Spring. HAIL...<.75IN WIND...60MPH

* AFFECTED AREAS: BERKELEY ... HAMPSHIRE ... HARDY ... JEFFERSON ... MORGAN

Instructions:

Get indoors to protect yourself from wind and lightning. Trees around you may be downed from damaging winds, so if you are near large trees, move to an interior room on the lowest floor. Don`t drive underneath trees or in wooded areas until the threat has passed.

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Address/Location
Jefferson County HSEM
28 Industrial Boulevard #101
Kearneysville, WV 25430

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 304-728-3290

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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