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McDowell County Emergency Management
Tuesday June 14th, 2022 :: 06:10 a.m. EDT

Alert

Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 07:00AM

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Northwestern Catawba County in the Piedmont of North Carolina... Central McDowell County in western North Carolina... Alexander County in the Piedmont of North Carolina... Mitchell County in western North Carolina... Northwestern Iredell County in the Piedmont of North Carolina... Caldwell County in western North Carolina... Avery County in western North Carolina... Northeastern Yancey County in western North Carolina... Burke County in western North Carolina...

* Until 700 AM EDT.

* At 608 AM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from 3 miles southeast of Traphill to 9 miles southeast of Deep Gap to 3 miles southwest of Beech Mountain to 4 miles north of Elizabethton, moving south at 35 mph. HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Expect damage to trees and power lines.

* Locations impacted include... Hickory, Lenoir, Morganton, Spruce Pine, Taylorsville, Burnsville, Newland, St. Stephens, Longview and Sawmills.

* AFFECTED AREAS: ALEXANDER, NC ... AVERY, NC ... BURKE, NC ... CALDWELL, NC ... CATAWBA, NC ... IREDELL, NC ... MCDOWELL, NC ... MITCHELL, NC ... YANCEY, 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

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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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