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Cherokee County, NC Emergency Management
Wednesday August 8th, 2018 :: 04:02 p.m. EDT

Alert

Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 04:45PM

The National Weather Service in Morristown has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Cherokee County in southwestern North Carolina... Polk County in east Tennessee... Southeastern McMinn County in east Tennessee... Southern Blount County in east Tennessee... Monroe County in east Tennessee...

* Until 445 PM EDT.

* At 344 PM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from 8 miles east of Madisonville to 9 miles southeast of Wildwood Lake, moving east at 15 mph. HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and penny size hail. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

* Locations impacted include... Madisonville, Murphy, Benton, Ducktown, Etowah, Englewood, Vonore, Greenback, Tellico Plains, William L. Davenport Refuge, Big Frog Mountain, McGee Carson Peninsula, Parksville, Copperhill, Bullet Creek, Archville, Mount Vernon, Clover Hill, Cades Cove and Dentville.

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

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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