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Weakley County Emergency Management
Saturday February 24th, 2018 :: 06:58 p.m. CST

Alert

Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 07:30PM

The National Weather Service in Memphis has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Crockett County in northwestern Tennessee... Weakley County in northwestern Tennessee... Eastern Dyer County in northwestern Tennessee... Gibson County in northwestern Tennessee... Obion County in northwestern Tennessee... Northeastern Lauderdale County in southwestern Tennessee... Northern Haywood County in southwestern Tennessee...

* Until 730 PM CST

* At 646 PM CST, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Hickman to near Halls to 6 miles south of Ripley, moving east at 50 mph. HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

* Locations impacted include... Dyersburg, Martin, Union City, Humboldt, Ripley, Milan, McKenzie, Trenton, Fulton, Newbern, Dresden, Alamo, Bells, South Fulton, Dyer, Halls, Greenfield, Gleason, Troy and Kenton. A tornado watch remains in effect until 900 PM CST for southwestern and northwestern Tennessee. HAIL...<.75IN WIND...60MPH

* AFFECTED AREAS: CROCKETT ... DYER ... GIBSON ... HAYWOOD ... LAUDERDALE ... OBION ... WEAKLEY

Instructions:

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building. Large hail and damaging winds and continuous cloud to ground lightning is occurring with these storms. 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
Weakley County Emergency Management
Old State Hwy 22
Dresden, TN 38225

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 731-364-5454

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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