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McDowell County Emergency Management
Thursday August 22nd, 2019 :: 02:46 p.m. EDT

Alert

Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 03:30PM

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Southeastern McDowell County in western North Carolina... Western Catawba County in the Piedmont of North Carolina... Northeastern Rutherford County in western North Carolina... Western Alexander County in the Piedmont of North Carolina... Northwestern Lincoln County in the Piedmont of North Carolina... Southern Caldwell County in western North Carolina... Northwestern Cleveland County in the Piedmont of North Carolina... Burke County in western North Carolina...

* Until 330 PM EDT.

* At 245 PM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from 6 miles southeast of Lenoir to 15 miles south of Morganton to near Forest City, moving east at 15 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... Hickory, Lenoir, Morganton, Rutherfordton, Taylorsville, St. Stephens, Conover, Longview, Sawmills and Granite Falls.

* AFFECTED AREAS: LINCOLN, NC ... ALEXANDER, NC ... CALDWELL, NC ... BURKE, NC ... CLEVELAND, NC ... MCDOWELL, NC ... RUTHERFORD, NC ... CATAWBA, 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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