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City of Cornelia
Friday March 3rd, 2023 :: 04:23 p.m. EST


Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 05:15PM

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Habersham County in northeastern Georgia... Rabun County in northeastern Georgia...

* Until 515 PM EST.

* At 417 PM EST, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from 3 miles northwest of Hiawassee to 11 miles north of Dahlonega to 6 miles west of Dawsonville, moving east at 40 mph. HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Expect damage to trees and power lines.

* Locations impacted include... Clayton, Clarkesville, Cornelia, Baldwin, Demorest, Alto, Mountain City, Tiger, Dillard and Sky Valley.



A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 800 PM EST for northeastern Georgia...western North Carolina...and Upstate South Carolina. Remain alert for a possible tornado! Tornadoes can develop quickly from severe thunderstorms. If you spot a tornado go at once into the basement or small central room in a sturdy structure. A few trees and power lines will be blown down in the warned area. Storms will be accompanied by brief heavy rainfall, and little or no lightning. Seek shelter inside an interior room. 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.

City of Cornelia
181 Larkin St
Cornelia, GA 30531

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 706-778-8585

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Alert Details

Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Immediate - Responsive action SHOULD be taken immediately
Observed - Determined to have occurred or to be ongoing
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Severe Thunderstorm Warning

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