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Cherokee County, NC Emergency Management
Saturday June 23rd, 2018 :: 03:00 p.m. EDT

Alert

Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 03:45PM

The National Weather Service in Morristown has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Cherokee County in southwestern North Carolina... Eastern Polk County in east Tennessee... Southeastern McMinn County in east Tennessee... Southern Monroe County in east Tennessee...

* Until 345 PM EDT.

* At 256 PM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Etowah to 10 miles east of Benton to near Ducktown, moving east at 50 mph. HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and penny size hail. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

* Locations impacted include... Andrews, Murphy, Ducktown, Etowah, Tellico Plains, William L. Davenport Refuge, Coker Creek, Violet, Turtletown, Hiawasse Dam, Copperhill, Bullet Creek, Marble, Hiwassee Ocoee State Park, Culberson, Citico, Hot House, Unaka, Dentville and Riceville. HAIL...0.75IN WIND...60MPH

* AFFECTED AREAS: CHEROKEE

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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