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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
1128 PM EDT FRI AUG 26 2016

GAZ010-017-SCZ001-270415-
RABUN GA-HABERSHAM GA-OCONEE MOUNTAINS SC-
1128 PM EDT FRI AUG 26 2016

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING WILL IMPACT NORTHERN
HABERSHAM...RABUN AND WEST CENTRAL OCONEE COUNTIES UNTIL 1215 AM
EDT...

AT 1127 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM
WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING OVER CLAYTON...MOVING WEST AT 20 MPH.

LOCATIONS TO BE IMPACTED INCLUDE... CLAYTON...MOUNTAIN
CITY...TIGER...DILLARD...TALLULAH FALLS...LAKEMONT... LAKE
BURTON...BLACK ROCK MOUNTAIN STATE PARK...TALLULAH GORGE STATE PARK
AND LAKE RABUN.

IN ADDITION TO INTENSE LIGHTNING...WIND GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH 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. DO NOT DRIVE ACROSS
FLOODED ROADS.

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 3482 8365 3484 8366 3488 8366 3490 8363
      3491 8363 3492 8360 3494 8360 3495 8355
      3499 8355 3500 8342 3495 8324 3471 8331
      3477 8365 3479 8368 3480 8368
TIME...MOT...LOC 0327Z 104DEG 17KT 3486 8340

$$

CDG

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