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Cherokee County, NC Emergency Management
Sunday June 24th, 2018 :: 05:44 p.m. EDT

Alert

Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 06:30PM

The National Weather Service in Morristown has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Western Cherokee County in southwestern North Carolina... Polk County in east Tennessee... Southwestern Monroe County in east Tennessee...

* Until 630 PM EDT.

* At 532 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Benton, moving east at 25 mph. HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

* Locations impacted include... Benton, Ducktown, William L. Davenport Refuge, Coker Creek, Violet, Big Frog Mountain, Parksville, Turtletown, Hiawasse Dam, Reliance, Copperhill, Bullet Creek, Archville, Hiwassee Ocoee State Park, Hot House and Unaka. HAIL...1.00IN WIND...60MPH

* AFFECTED AREAS: CHEROKEE

Instructions:

Prepare immediately for large hail and damaging winds. People outside should move immediately to shelter inside a strong building. Stay away from windows. 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
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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