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McDowell County Emergency Management
Wednesday August 21st, 2019 :: 03:27 p.m. EDT

Alert

Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 04:15PM

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Southeastern McDowell County in western North Carolina... Northeastern Rutherford County in western North Carolina... South central Burke County in western North Carolina...

* Until 415 PM EDT.

* At 325 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located 11 miles north of Rutherfordton, moving northeast at 20 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... Thermal City, Fero, Dysartsville, Sunshine, Union Mills, Morganton and South Mountains State Park.

* AFFECTED AREAS: BURKE, NC ... 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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