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Cherokee County, NC Emergency Management
Saturday July 21st, 2018 :: 04:00 a.m. EDT

Alert

Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 04:45AM

The National Weather Service in Morristown has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Northwestern Cherokee County in southwestern North Carolina... McMinn County in east Tennessee... Monroe County in east Tennessee...

* Until 445 AM EDT.

* At 353 AM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Athens to near Charleston, moving east at 50 mph. HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

* Locations impacted include... Athens, Madisonville, Etowah, Englewood, Tellico Plains, Niota, Riceville, Coker Creek, Clear Water, Bullet Creek, Mount Vernon, Citico and Unaka.

* AFFECTED AREAS: MCMINN, TN ... MONROE, TN ... CHEROKEE, NC

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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