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

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Last Updated on August 17, 2021 4:24 pm

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

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a

* Tornado Warning for...
  Northwestern Caldwell County in western North Carolina...
  Central Avery County in western North Carolina...
  North central Burke County in western North Carolina...

* Until 500 PM EDT.

* At 417 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado
  was located 9 miles west of Lenoir, or 6 miles northwest of
  Gamewell, 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...
  B.R. Parkway-Linville Falls To Grandfather and Blowing Rock In
  Caldwell County around 440 PM EDT.
  Newland, Seven Devils, Grandfather Mountain State Park and Sugar
  Mountain around 450 PM EDT.
  Beech Mountain In Avery County, Banner Elk and Elk Park around 500
  PM EDT.

Other locations impacted by this dangerous thunderstorm include
Edgemont, Pineola, Collettsville, Upton and Linville.

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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