Thunderstorm Warning for Dawson County GA and 2 More

PEACHTREE CITY, GA (612 AM EDT Sat May 11 2019) — The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Lumpkin County in north central Georgia Southwestern White County in northeastern Georgia Northwestern Dawson County in north central Georgia until 700 AM EDT. At 612 AM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Juno, or 7 miles northwest of Dawsonville, moving east at 35 mph. HAZARD: 60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. SOURCE: Radar indicated. Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees. Locations impacted include Dahlonega, Cleveland, Auraria, Garland, Porter Springs, Nimblewill, Qualatchee Lake and Juno. For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building. Large hail and damaging winds and continuous cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm. Move indoors immediately. Lightning is one of nature s leading killers. Remember, if you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning. If you see wind damage: hail or flooding: wait until the storm has passed: and then call the National Weather Service toll free at 1 8 6 6 7 6 3 4 4 6 6 or tweet us your report at NWSATLANTA.

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