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Jefferson County HSEM
Thursday October 31st, 2019 :: 04:58 p.m. EDT

Alert

Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 05:45PM

The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Northwestern Washington County in north central Maryland... Northeastern Allegany County in western Maryland... North central Frederick County in northwestern Virginia... Morgan County in the Panhandle of West Virginia... Northern Berkeley County in the Panhandle of West Virginia... Northern Hampshire County in eastern West Virginia...

* Until 545 PM EDT.

* At 456 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Romney, moving northeast at 55 mph. HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Damaging winds will cause some trees and large branches to fall. This could injure those outdoors, as well as damage homes and vehicles. Roadways may become blocked by downed trees. Localized power outages are possible. Unsecured light objects may become projectiles.

* Locations impacted include... Romney, Paw Paw, Greenwood, Berkeley Springs, Springfield, Great Cacapon, Hedgesville, Green Spring, Oldtown, Little Orleans, Johnsons Mill, Tomahawk, Shanks, Johnsontown, Valley View, Spohrs Crossroads, Fishers Bridge, Oakland, Rock Gap and Bloomery.

* AFFECTED AREAS: MORGAN, WV ... ALLEGANY, MD ... BERKELEY, WV ... FREDERICK, VA ... WASHINGTON, MD ... HAMPSHIRE, WV

Instructions:

A Tornado Watch remains in effect until midnight EDT for western and north central Maryland...northwestern Virginia...and eastern and the Panhandle of West Virginia. Remain alert for a possible tornado! Tornadoes can develop quickly from severe thunderstorms. If you spot a tornado go at once into the basement or small central room in a sturdy structure. For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.

Address/Location
Jefferson County HSEM
28 Industrial Boulevard #101
Kearneysville, WV 25430

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 304-728-3290

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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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