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Severe Thunderstorm Warning - Mercer and Summers counties

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8:45pm Update ****The Severe Thunderstorm Warning has expired***

**Previous warning**

724 PM EDT SAT JUN 4 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... SUMMERS COUNTY IN WEST VIRGINIA... NORTHERN MERCER COUNTY IN WEST VIRGINIA...

* UNTIL 830 PM EDT JUNE 4, 2016*

AT 722 PM EDT...AN AREA OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WAS DETECTED FROM NEAR THE PIPESTEM RESORT STATE PARK TO CAMP CREEK TO WENONAH...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 25 MPH. HAZARD...60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL. SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED. IMPACT...HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT WIND DAMAGE TO ROOFS...SIDING...AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE... HINTON... ATHENS... MATOAKA... CAMP CREEK... AND SANDSTONE. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... PREPARE IMMEDIATELY FOR LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS...AS WELL AS DEADLY CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING.

FOR YOUR SAFETY...MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A STURDY BUILDING. STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS. PREPARE IMMEDIATELY FOR LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS. FOR YOUR SAFETY...MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A STURDY BUILDING. 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.

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