Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Charleston SC
509 PM EDT TUE JUL 25 2017

GAZ117>119-SCZ047-051-252145-
Coastal Chatham-Inland Chatham-Coastal Bryan-Inland Jasper-Coastal
Jasper-
509 PM EDT TUE JUL 25 2017

...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL IMPACT PORTIONS OF BRYAN...CHATHAM AND
JASPER COUNTIES...

At 509 PM EDT, National Weather Service doppler radar indicated a
strong thunderstorm over Windsor Forest, or 8 miles southwest of
Savannah, moving northeast at 15 mph.

  HAZARD...strong winds 45 to 55 mph and excessive cloud to ground
           lightning.

  IMPACT...Expect minor damage to tree limbs and blowing around of
           light, unsecured objects. All outdoor activities should
           cease. Move indoors immediately.

Some locations in the path of this storm include...
Savannah, Wilmington Island, Fort Pulaski National Monument,
Montgomery, Garden City, Tybee Island, Thunderbolt and Vernonburg.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Torrential rainfall is also occurring with this storm and may lead to
flooding of low lying and poor drainage areas. Do not drive your
vehicle through flooded roadways.

Beaches are especially dangerous during thunderstorms because
lightning will usually strike the tallest object in the vicinity.
Move off beaches and get in a sturdy structure or automobile
immediately. Many people have been killed by lightning on beaches in
the southeastern United States.

Report damage directly to the Charleston National Weather Service at
1-888-383-2024 when it is safe to do so. You can also email your
report to nws.charlestonsc@noaa.gov.

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LAT...LON 3178 8108 3190 8122 3191 8122 3191 8123
      3196 8129 3218 8109 3200 8083
TIME...MOT...LOC 2109Z 226DEG 12KT 3195 8116

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