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Tornado Warning for Avery County, NC – Tuesday August 17, 2021

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Last Updated on August 17, 2021 5:05 pm

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BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
Tornado Warning
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
459 PM EDT Tue Aug 17 2021

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a

  • Tornado Warning for…
    Central McDowell County in western North Carolina…
    Mitchell County in western North Carolina…
    Southwestern Avery County in western North Carolina…
    Northeastern Yancey County in western North Carolina…
    West central Burke County in western North Carolina…
  • Until 545 PM EDT.
  • At 459 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado
    was located 5 miles north of Marion, or 4 miles west of Lake James,
    moving northwest at 30 mph.

HAZARD…Tornado.

SOURCE…Radar indicated rotation.

IMPACT…Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without
shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed.
Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree
damage is likely.

  • This dangerous storm will be near…
    Spruce Pine, B.R. Parkway-Craggy To Little Switzerland and B.R.
    Parkway-Little Switzerland To Linville around 520 PM EDT.
    Bakersville around 540 PM EDT.

Other locations impacted by this dangerous thunderstorm include Nebo,
Buladean, Bandana, Ingalls and North Cove.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest
floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a
mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter
and protect yourself from flying debris.

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.

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