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Jefferson County HSEM
Tuesday August 21st, 2018 :: 08:31 p.m. EDT

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 09:15PM

The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Central Washington County in north central Maryland... Northwestern Loudoun County in northern Virginia... Eastern Frederick County in northwestern Virginia... Northeastern Warren County in northwestern Virginia... Clarke County in northwestern Virginia... Northwestern Fauquier County in northern Virginia... The City of Winchester in northwestern Virginia... Jefferson County in the Panhandle of West Virginia... Northeastern Morgan County in the Panhandle of West Virginia... Berkeley County in the Panhandle of West Virginia...

* Until 915 PM EDT.

* At 825 PM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Berkeley Springs to near Strasburg, moving northeast at 45 mph. HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts. 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, Winchester, Martinsburg, Front Royal, Charles Town, Shepherdstown, Millwood Pike, Municipal Stadium, Purcellville, Fountainhead-Orchard Hills, Ranson, Berryville, Inwood, Wilson-Conococheague, Williamsport, Stephens City, Round Hill, Harpers Ferry, Long Meadow and Corporation Of Ranson.

* AFFECTED AREAS: CLARKE, VA ... BERKELEY, WV ... MORGAN, WV ... JEFFERSON, WV ... CITY OF WINCHESTER, VA ... FREDERICK, VA ... WASHINGTON, MD ... WARREN, VA ... FAUQUIER, VA ... LOUDOUN, VA

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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