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Cherokee County, NC Emergency Management
Tuesday June 26th, 2018 :: 06:31 p.m. EDT


Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 07:30PM

The National Weather Service in Morristown has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Northern Cherokee County in southwestern North Carolina... Rhea County in east Tennessee... Northern Bradley County in east Tennessee... Sequatchie County in east Tennessee... Bledsoe County in east Tennessee... Northern Polk County in east Tennessee... Meigs County in east Tennessee... McMinn County in east Tennessee... Southern Blount County in east Tennessee... Monroe County in east Tennessee... Northern Hamilton County in east Tennessee...

* Until 730 PM EDT/630 PM CDT/.

* At 624 PM EDT/524 PM CDT/, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Smoky Mountains-Twentymile Creek to 8 miles north of Dunlap, 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... Chattanooga, Cleveland, Athens, Dayton, Sweetwater, Dunlap, Madisonville, Andrews, Pikeville, Decatur, Benton, Soddy-Daisy, Signal Mountain, Etowah, Walden, Lakesite, Charleston, Fairmount, Englewood and Graysville. HAIL...1.00IN WIND...60MPH



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. Torrential rainfall is occurring with these storms, and may lead to flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.

Cherokee County, NC Emergency Management
59 Hiwassee St
Murphy, NC 28906

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 828-837-7352

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Alert Details

Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Immediate - Responsive action SHOULD be taken immediately
Observed - Determined to have occurred or to be ongoing
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Severe Thunderstorm Warning

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