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McDowell County Emergency Management
Tuesday May 3rd, 2022 :: 01:21 p.m. EDT

Alert

Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 02:00PM

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Northeastern McDowell County in western North Carolina... East central Mitchell County in western North Carolina... West central Caldwell County in western North Carolina... Southern Avery County in western North Carolina... Northwestern Burke County in western North Carolina...

* Until 200 PM EDT.

* At 119 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located 6 miles east of Spruce Pine, or near Linville Falls, moving northeast 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... Spruce Pine, Crossnore, Grandfather Mountain State Park, Linville Falls, B.R. Parkway-Linville Falls To Grandfather, Edgemont, Ingalls, Altamont, Pineola and Collettsville.

* AFFECTED AREAS: AVERY, NC ... BURKE, NC ... CALDWELL, NC ... MCDOWELL, NC ... MITCHELL, NC

Instructions:

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

TEXT-A-TIP -  Text TIP MCDOWELLEM followed by your message, to 888777

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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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