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Rutherford County Sheriff's Office
Thursday May 23rd, 2019 :: 02:42 p.m. EDT


Severe Thunderstorm Warning from 5/23/2019 2:39 PM to 3:30 PM EDT for Rutherford County, NC

Severe Thunderstorm Warning
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
239 PM EDT Thu May 23 2019

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
Central Rutherford County in western North Carolina...
Northeastern Polk County in western North Carolina...

* Until 330 PM EDT.

* At 238 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located 11 miles west of
Rutherfordton, or 5 miles southeast of Chimney Rock State Park,
moving east at 10 mph.

HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.

SOURCE...Radar indicated.

IMPACT...Minor hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind
damage to trees and power lines.

* Locations impacted include...
Rutherfordton, Spindale, Green Hill, Union Mills, Shingle Hollow
and Forest City.


Scattered trees and power lines will be blown down in the warned
area. Seek shelter inside an interior room.

Please report damaging winds, hail, or flooding to the National
Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg by calling toll free, 1, 800,
2 6 7, 8 1 0 1, or by posting on our Facebook page, or Tweet it using
hashtag nwsgsp. Your message should describe the event and the
specific location where it occurred.

Rutherford County Sheriff's Office
198 N Washington St
Rutherfordton, NC 28139

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 828-287-6247

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