Severe Storms Moving North Of Chattanooga

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Severe storms were moving north of Chattanooga on Wednesday night.

Some initial damage was reported in the vicinity of Athens, Tn.

Here is the latest warning:

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MORRISTOWN HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... BRADLEY COUNTY IN EASTERN TENNESSEE... SOUTHEASTERN HAMILTON COUNTY IN EASTERN TENNESSEE... * UNTIL 645 PM EDT * AT 607 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR BENTON TO 11 MILES SOUTHEAST OF RIDGESIDE...AND MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 25 MPH. * LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE... CLEVELAND...CHARLESTON...EAST CLEVELAND...WILDWOOD LAKE...SOUTH CLEVELAND...COLLEGEDALE...CALHOUN...TASSO...OOLTEWAH...EAST BRAINERD...WATERVILLE...FLINT SPRINGS...GAP SPRINGS...HOPEWELL AND MCDONALD. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCE DAMAGING WINDS...DESTRUCTIVE HAIL... DEADLY LIGHTNING AND VERY HEAVY RAIN. FOR YOUR PROTECTION...MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS. HEAVY RAINS FLOOD ROADS QUICKLY SO DO NOT DRIVE INTO AREAS WHERE WATER COVERS THE ROAD.


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