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Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management
Wednesday September 4th, 2019 :: 06:07 p.m. EDT


Severe Thunderstorm Warning

Severe Thunderstorm Warning in effect until 6:45 PM.  High winds, heavy rain, and frequent lightning possible.  Seek shelter.

* Until 645 PM EDT.

* At 602 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Newtown
Square, or 11 miles east of West Chester, moving southeast at 25

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

SOURCE...Radar indicated.

IMPACT...Minor damage to vehicles is possible. Wind damage to
roofs, siding, trees, and power lines is possible.

* Locations impacted include...
Philadelphia, Camden, Gloucester City, Cherry Hill, Mount Laurel,
Chester, Deptford, Voorhees, West Deptford, Glassboro, Lindenwold,
Bellmawr, Yeadon, Woodbury, Pitman, Conshohocken, Palmyra,
Folcroft, Swarthmore and Paulsboro.

This includes the following highways...
Atlantic City Expressway between mile markers 42 and 44.
Interstate 295 in New Jersey between mile markers 16 and 43.
Interstate 95 in Pennsylvania between mile markers 6 and 29.
New Jersey Turnpike between exits 3 and 4.


For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a

In addition to large hail and damaging winds, frequent cloud to
ground lightning is occurring with this storm. Move indoors
immediately. Remember, if you can hear thunder, you are close enough
to be struck by lightning.

Torrential rainfall is occurring with this storm, and may lead to
flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.
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For further information on emergency preparedness, visit

Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management
240 Spring Garden St
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Emergency: 9-1-1

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