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Jefferson County HSEM
Tuesday August 21st, 2018 :: 05:59 p.m. EDT

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 06:30PM

The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Northeastern Washington County in north central Maryland... Central Frederick County in northwestern Virginia... Southeastern Morgan County in the Panhandle of West Virginia... Berkeley County in the Panhandle of West Virginia... Southeastern Hampshire County in eastern West Virginia...

* Until 630 PM EDT.

* At 552 PM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Wilson-Conococheague to 13 miles north of Star Tannery, moving northeast at 35 mph. HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Damaging winds will cause some trees and large branches to fall. This could injure those outdoors, as well as damage homes and vehicles. Roadways may become blocked by downed trees. Localized power outages are possible. Unsecured light objects may become projectiles.

* Locations impacted include... Hagerstown, Martinsburg, Municipal Stadium, Greenwood, Robinwood, Fountainhead-Orchard Hills, Smithsburg, Inwood, Paramount-Long Meadow, Wilson-Conococheague, Williamsport, Long Meadow, Saint James, Berkeley, Halfway, Maugansville, Cavetown, Funkstown, Falling Waters and Fairplay.

* AFFECTED AREAS: BERKELEY, WV ... MORGAN, WV ... HAMPSHIRE, WV ... FREDERICK, VA ... WASHINGTON, MD

Instructions:

Get indoors to protect yourself from wind and lightning. Trees around you may be downed from damaging winds, so if you are near large trees, move to an interior room on the lowest floor. Don't drive underneath trees or in wooded areas until the threat has passed.

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Address/Location
Jefferson County HSEM
28 Industrial Boulevard #101
Kearneysville, WV 25430

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 304-728-3290

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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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