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Dyer County Sheriff's Office
Saturday May 27th, 2017 :: 09:57 p.m. CDT

Alert

Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 10:45PM

The National Weather Service in Memphis has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Northern Mississippi County in eastern Arkansas... Pemiscot County in southeastern Missouri... Dunklin County in southeastern Missouri... Western Dyer County in western Tennessee... Western Obion County in western Tennessee... Northeastern Lauderdale County in western Tennessee... Lake County in western Tennessee...

* Until 1045 PM CDT

* At 955 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Holcomb, or near Kennett, moving southeast at 70 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... Dyersburg, Blytheville, Kennett, Ripley, Caruthersville, Gosnell, Portageville, Hayti, Steele, Senath, Reelfoot Lake State Park, Tiptonville, Ridgely, Clarkton, Hornersville, Holcomb, Hayti Heights, Arbyrd, Cooter and Wardell. A tornado watch remains in effect until 200 AM CDT for eastern Arkansas...and southeastern Missouri. HAIL...1.00IN WIND...70MPH

* AFFECTED AREAS: DYER ... LAKE ... LAUDERDALE ... OBION

Instructions:

A tornado watch remains in effect for the warned area. Tornadoes can develop quickly from severe thunderstorms. Although a tornado is not immediately likely, if one is spotted, act quickly and move to a place of safety inside a sturdy structure such as a basement or small interior room. Large hail and damaging winds and continuous cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm. Move indoors immediately. Lightning is one of nature`s leading killers. Remember, if you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning.

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Address/Location
Dyer County Sheriff's Office
401 East Cedar Street
Dyersburg, TN 38024

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 731-285-2802

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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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