Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
314 PM EDT WED JUL 26 2017

GAZ029-262015-
Elbert GA-
314 PM EDT WED JUL 26 2017

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING WILL IMPACT ELBERT
COUNTY UNTIL 415 PM EDT...

At 314 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm with
intense lightning 9 miles southeast of Hartwell, or 6 miles northwest
of Russell State Park, moving southwest at 10 mph.

Locations to be impacted include...
Elberton, Bowman, Middleton, Russell State Park, Lake Russell, Dewy
Rose, Rock Branch, Sweet City, Ruckersville and Fortsonia.

In addition to intense lightning, wind gusts up to 45 mph, pea size
hail and very heavy rainfall rates up to 2 inches per hour will be
possible in these areas.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Torrential rainfall may flood areas with poor drainage, such as
ditches and underpasses. Avoid these areas and do not cross flooded
roads. Water levels of small streams may also rise rapidly. Seek
higher ground if threatened by flood waters.

Frequent lightning is occurring with this storm. If outdoors, try to
get indoors or into a hard topped vehicle. Otherwise, stay away from
open areas and isolated high objects such as trees. When indoors,
stay away from windows and doors and avoid using wired electronic
devices. Do not take a shower or bath. Try to unplug unnecessary
appliances before the storm approaches.

&&

LAT...LON 3399 8283 3398 8286 3401 8291 3401 8294
      3403 8294 3404 8295 3404 8297 3405 8299
      3420 8309 3423 8303 3423 8300 3421 8298
      3425 8291 3429 8277 3427 8275 3418 8273
      3414 8270 3398 8281
TIME...MOT...LOC 1914Z 048DEG 9KT 3425 8283

$$

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