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McDowell County Emergency Management
Wednesday June 15th, 2022 :: 06:02 p.m. EDT

Alert

Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 06:45PM

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a

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

* Until 645 PM EDT.

* At 601 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located 6 miles east of Marion, or near Lake James State Park, moving south 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... Marion, Glen Alpine, Lake James State Park, Lake James, Nebo, Sugar Hill, Thermal City, Glenwood, Fero and Dysartsville.

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

Instructions:

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