Severe Thunderstorm Warning
Issued by NWS Topeka, KS

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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS
820 PM CDT WED AUG 24 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TOPEKA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
  SOUTHEASTERN FRANKLIN COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL KANSAS...
  NORTHEASTERN ANDERSON COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL KANSAS...

* UNTIL 900 PM CDT

* AT 818 PM CDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED 5 MILES WEST OF
  RICHMOND...MOVING EAST AT 35 MPH.

  THIS IS A VERY DANGEROUS STORM.

  HAZARD...90 MPH WIND GUSTS AND HALF DOLLAR SIZE HAIL.

  SOURCE...TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS. THIS STORM HAS A HISTORY OF
           PRODUCING 80 TO 90 MPH WIND GUSTS.

  IMPACT...YOU ARE IN A LIFE-THREATENING SITUATION. FLYING DEBRIS
           MAY BE DEADLY TO THOSE CAUGHT WITHOUT SHELTER. MOBILE
           HOMES WILL BE HEAVILY DAMAGED OR DESTROYED. HOMES AND
           BUSINESSES WILL HAVE SUBSTANTIAL ROOF AND WINDOW DAMAGE.
           EXPECT EXTENSIVE TREE DAMAGE AND POWER OUTAGES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  OTTAWA...GARNETT...RICHMOND...GREELEY...PRINCETON...
  LANE AND RANTOUL.

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 35 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 176 AND 187.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS SITUATION WITH TORNADO LIKE WIND
SPEEDS EXPECTED. MOBILE HOMES AND HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES ARE
ESPECIALLY SUSCEPTIBLE TO WINDS OF THIS MAGNITUDE AND MAY BE
OVERTURNED. FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE
LOWEST FLOOR OF A BUILDING. THIS STORM HAS THE POTENTIAL TO CAUSE
SERIOUS INJURY AND SIGNIFICANT PROPERTY DAMAGE.

THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS SITUATION. THIS STORM HAS PRODUCED
WIDESPREAD WIND DAMAGE 3 MILES NORTH OF HARRIS. SEEK SHELTER NOW
INSIDE A STURDY STRUCTURE AND STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS!

TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM...AND MAY LEAD TO
FLASH FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS.

&&

LAT...LON 3827 9535 3857 9540 3868 9507 3832 9507
TIME...MOT...LOC 0118Z 253DEG 30KT 3842 9536

HAIL...1.25IN
WIND...90MPH

$$

HENNECKE



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