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Cherokee County, NC Emergency Management
Tuesday November 6th, 2018 :: 05:27 a.m. EST

Alert

Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 06:15AM

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... Southeastern Polk County in east Tennessee... Central Monroe County in east Tennessee...

* Until 615 AM EST.

* At 513 AM EST, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from 13 miles west of Smoky Mountains-Twentymile Creek to 15 miles east of Etowah to 9 miles southwest of Ducktown, moving east at 50 mph. HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

* Locations impacted include... Andrews, Murphy, Hayesville, Tellico Plains, Tusquitee, Coker Creek, Violet, Tariffville, Hiawasse Dam, Marble, Brasstown, Shooting Creek, Citico Beach, Citico, Talassee, Hot House, Topton, Unaka and Copperhill.

* AFFECTED AREAS: POLK, TN ... MONROE, TN ... CLAY, NC ... CHEROKEE, NC

Instructions:

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building. Intense thunderstorm lines can produce brief tornadoes and widespread significant wind damage. Although a tornado is not immediately likely, it is best to move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building. These storms may cause serious injury and significant property damage.

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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