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McDowell County Emergency Management
Tuesday June 14th, 2022 :: 07:47 a.m. EDT

Alert

Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 08:30AM

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... McDowell County in western North Carolina... Northwestern Rutherford County in western North Carolina... East central Buncombe County in western North Carolina... Southeastern Yancey County in western North Carolina... Southwestern Burke County in western North Carolina...

* Until 830 AM EDT.

* At 746 AM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from 7 miles west of Morganton to 9 miles southwest of Spruce Pine, moving southwest at 15 mph. HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and nickel size hail. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Expect damage to trees and power lines.

* Locations impacted include... Marion, Black Mountain, Swannanoa, Glen Alpine, Old Fort, Lake James State Park, Mount Mitchell State Park, Lake James, Montreat, and a portion of the Blue Ridge Parkway from Craggy To Little Switzerland.

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

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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