Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
753 PM EDT Sat May 27 2017


An outbreak of severe thunderstorms is expected across the area
tonight. Widespread damaging winds and very large hail, will be
possible. It is important that you pay close attention to the
weather today. Consider postponing unnecessary trips or events.
Monitor NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio or local news media outlets
for the latest weather information.

Remember, a Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are
favorable for severe weather. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning means
severe weather is occurring or is imminent. A Watch is meant to
increase awareness Of the severe weather potential. A Warning
means immediate action is required to protect life and property.

In some cases, severe thunderstorms can produce wind speeds
similar to a weak or moderate tornado. In other words, severe
thunderstorm winds in their most extreme form can flip mobile
homes and automobiles, and cause widespread damage to trees And
power lines.

Another threat associated with severe thunderstorms is large
hail, which can grow to the size of baseballs, or even larger.
Hail of this size can cause serious injury and severely damage
property. Hail driven by damaging severe thunderstorm winds can
enhance the threat of injury and damage.

The safest place to be during a severe thunderstorm is in an
interior room on the lowest floor of your home or office
building, away from windows and doors. One of the main dangers
associated with severe thunderstorm winds is from falling trees,
which can cause extensive structural damage and serious injuries
or even fatalities. When seeking shelter, avoid rooms that may be
damaged by falling trees.

If you live in a mobile home, the safest course of action is to
seek shelter in a nearby sturdy office building or house if a
severe thunderstorm approaches. If you are in an automobile, pull
to the side of the road away from trees and power lines. If
strong winds overtake you, attempt to turn your vehicle so that
you are facing the wind.

Stay tuned to NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio and local news media
for later statements, Watches, and possible Warnings.

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