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Henderson County Sheriff's Office
Thursday August 22nd, 2019 :: 01:58 p.m. EDT

Advisory

Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 02:45PM

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... McDowell County in western North Carolina... Northwestern Rutherford County in western North Carolina... Eastern Henderson County in western North Carolina... Western Polk County in western North Carolina... Burke County in western North Carolina...

* Until 245 PM EDT.

* At 156 PM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from 12 miles east of Spruce Pine to 8 miles east of Marion to 15 miles northwest of Rutherfordton to near Hendersonville, 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... Morganton, Hendersonville, Marion, Valdese, Flat Rock, Drexel, Glen Alpine, Lake Lure, Old Fort and Saluda.

* AFFECTED AREAS: HENDERSON, NC ... BURKE, NC ... MCDOWELL, NC ... POLK, 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
Henderson County Sheriff's Office
100 North Grove Street
Hendersonville, NC 28792

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 828-697-4912

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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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