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McDowell County Emergency Management
Monday August 19th, 2019 :: 03:12 p.m. EDT

Alert

Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 03:45PM

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Southern McDowell County in western North Carolina... Northern Rutherford County in western North Carolina...

* Until 345 PM EDT.

* At 308 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located 9 miles south of Marion, and is nearly stationary. 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... Marion, Old Fort, Shingle Hollow, Green Hill, Sugar Hill, Thermal City, Glenwood, Fero, Union Mills and Pleasant Gardens.

* AFFECTED AREAS: MCDOWELL, NC ... RUTHERFORD, NC

Instructions:

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.

Address/Location
McDowell County Emergency Management
41 S Garden St
Marion, NC 28752

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 828-652-3241

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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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