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McDowell County Emergency Management
Wednesday June 15th, 2022 :: 06:49 p.m. EDT

Alert

Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 07:30PM

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... North central McDowell County in western North Carolina... Southeastern Mitchell County in western North Carolina... Southwestern Avery County in western North Carolina... Northeastern Yancey County in western North Carolina...

* Until 730 PM EDT.

* At 648 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located 5 miles south of Spruce Pine, moving northwest 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, Bakersville, Bandana, Ingalls, Woodlawn, North Cove, Micaville, Celo, Little Switzerland and Green Mountain.

* AFFECTED AREAS: AVERY, NC ... MCDOWELL, NC ... MITCHELL, NC ... YANCEY, 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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