Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
346 PM EDT SUN MAY 20 2018

GAZ017-018-202015-
Stephens GA-Habersham GA-
346 PM EDT SUN MAY 20 2018

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING WILL IMPACT WESTERN
STEPHENS AND HABERSHAM COUNTIES UNTIL 415 PM EDT...

At 345 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm with
intense lightning over Clarkesville, moving south at 10 mph.

Locations to be impacted include...
Clarkesville, Toccoa, Cornelia, Baldwin, Demorest, Mount Airy, Alto,
Tallulah Falls, Raoul and Hollywood.

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.

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 3454 8362 3460 8365 3462 8364 3465 8366
      3468 8364 3471 8364 3473 8348 3474 8342
      3473 8340 3473 8338 3472 8336 3447 8334
      3446 8340 3448 8347 3449 8354 3445 8359
      3445 8363 3451 8367
TIME...MOT...LOC 1945Z 001DEG 10KT 3462 8353

$$

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