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Cherokee County, NC Emergency Management
Tuesday June 26th, 2018 :: 07:22 p.m. EDT

Alert

Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 08:15PM

The National Weather Service in Morristown has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Cherokee County in southwestern North Carolina... Clay County in southwestern North Carolina... Bradley County in east Tennessee... Southern Sequatchie County in east Tennessee... Polk County in east Tennessee... Marion County in east Tennessee... Hamilton County in east Tennessee...

* Until 815 PM EDT/715 PM CDT/.

* At 716 PM EDT/616 PM CDT/, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from 10 miles north of Murphy to near Whitwell, moving south at 30 mph. HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and penny size hail. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

* Locations impacted include... Chattanooga, Cleveland, Jasper, Andrews, Murphy, Benton, Ducktown, Hayesville, Soddy-Daisy, Signal Mountain, South Pittsburg, Walden, Lakesite, Whitwell, Kimball, Monteagle, Ridgeside, Harrison, East Cleveland and South Cleveland. HAIL...0.75IN WIND...60MPH

* AFFECTED AREAS: CHEROKEE ... CLAY

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

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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