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Cherokee County, NC Emergency Management
Saturday May 4th, 2019 :: 01:03 p.m. EDT

Alert

Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 02:00PM

The National Weather Service in Morristown has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Cherokee County in southwestern North Carolina... Central Clay County in southwestern North Carolina...

* Until 200 PM EDT.

* At 1255 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located 10 miles north of Morganton, or 10 miles southwest of Murphy, moving northeast at 30 mph. HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

* Locations impacted include... Andrews, Murphy, Hayesville, Nantahala Lake, Tusquitee, Topton, Marble and Brasstown.

* AFFECTED AREAS: CLAY, NC ... CHEROKEE, NC

Instructions:

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building. Torrential rainfall is occurring with this storm, 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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