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Cherokee County, NC Emergency Management
Saturday May 27th, 2017 :: 10:53 p.m. EDT

Alert

Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 11:45PM

The National Weather Service in Morristown has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Cherokee County in southwestern North Carolina... Clay County in southwestern North Carolina... Polk County in eastern Tennessee...

* Until 1145 PM EDT

* At 1050 PM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from 12 miles southwest of Pigeon Forge to 10 miles southeast of Madisonville to near Etowah to 6 miles northwest of Cleveland, moving southeast at 60 mph. HAZARD...70 mph wind gusts. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Expect considerable tree damage. Damage is likely to mobile homes, roofs, and outbuildings.

* Locations impacted include... Andrews, Murphy, Benton, Ducktown, Hayesville, Nantahala Lake, William L. Davenport Refuge, Tusquitee, Conasauga, Violet, Parksville, Turtletown, Reliance, Hiawasse Dam, Archville, Marble, Brasstown, Shooting Creek, Hot House and Topton. HAIL...<.75IN WIND...70MPH

* AFFECTED AREAS: CHEROKEE ... CLAY

Instructions:

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

Address/Location
Cherokee County, NC Emergency Management
59 Hiwassee St
Murphy, NC 28906

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 828-837-7352

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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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