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McDowell County Emergency Management
Wednesday March 23rd, 2022 :: 10:23 p.m. EDT

Alert

Tornado Warning until 11:15PM Wednesday

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a

* Tornado Warning for... Southeastern McDowell County in western North Carolina... Northeastern Rutherford County in western North Carolina... Southwestern Burke County in western North Carolina...

* Until 1115 PM EDT.

* At 1023 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located 4 miles northwest of Rutherfordton, moving northeast at 35 mph. HAZARD...Tornado. SOURCE...Radar indicated rotation. IMPACT...Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree damage is likely.

* This dangerous storm will be near... South Mountains State Park around 1100 PM EDT. Other locations impacted by this dangerous thunderstorm include Glenwood, Green Hill, Thermal City, Fero and Dysartsville.

* AFFECTED AREAS: BURKE, NC ... MCDOWELL, NC ... RUTHERFORD, NC

Instructions:

TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris. Torrential rainfall is occurring with this storm, and may lead to minor flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways. Please report damaging winds, hail, or flooding to the National Weather Service 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:
Extreme - Extraordinary 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:
Tornado Warning

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