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Cherokee County, NC Emergency Management
Monday June 25th, 2018 :: 03:05 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... Southeastern Loudon County in east Tennessee... Polk County in east Tennessee... Southeastern McMinn County in east Tennessee... Blount County in east Tennessee... Monroe County in east Tennessee...

* Until 345 PM EDT.

* At 301 PM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Maryville to 11 miles west of Smoky Mountains-Twentymile Creek to 8 miles east of Etowah to 8 miles north of Ducktown, moving southeast at 30 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... Maryville, Madisonville, Andrews, Murphy, Ducktown, Etowah, Vonore, Greenback, Friendsville, Tellico Plains, Townsend, William L. Davenport Refuge, Big Frog Mountain, McGee Carson Peninsula, Copperhill, Bullet Creek, Archville, Culberson, Mount Vernon and Clover Hill. 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 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.

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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