Weather Alert: Severe thunderstorm warning for the local area

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for the local area until 12:30 p.m. today, March 31, 2020.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PEACHTREE CITY HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… ROCKDALE COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL GEORGIA… WESTERN MORGAN COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL GEORGIA… EASTERN HENRY COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL GEORGIA… WALTON COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL GEORGIA… CENTRAL BUTTS COUNTY IN CENTRAL GEORGIA… NORTHERN JASPER COUNTY IN CENTRAL GEORGIA… NEWTON COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL GEORGIA… * UNTIL 1230 PM EDT. * AT 1152 AM EDT, SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR ARABIA MOUNTAIN TO LUELLA, MOVING EAST AT 60 MPH. HAZARD…70 MPH WIND GUSTS. SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED. IMPACT…EXPECT CONSIDERABLE TREE DAMAGE. DAMAGE IS LIKELY TO MOBILE HOMES, ROOFS, AND OUTBUILDINGS. * LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE… MCDONOUGH, CONYERS, MONROE, COVINGTON, JACKSON, MADISON, MONTICELLO, LOCUST GROVE, SOCIAL CIRCLE, OXFORD, PORTERDALE, WALNUT GROVE, RUTLEDGE, NEWBORN, NORTH HIGH SHOALS, MANSFIELD, JENKINSBURG, BOSTWICK, BETWEEN AND GOOD HOPE. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 400 PM EDT FOR CENTRAL, NORTH CENTRAL AND WEST CENTRAL GEORGIA. REMAIN ALERT FOR A POSSIBLE TORNADO! TORNADOES CAN DEVELOP QUICKLY FROM SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS. IF YOU SPOT A TORNADO GO AT ONCE INTO THE BASEMENT OR SMALL CENTRAL ROOM IN A STURDY STRUCTURE. FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A BUILDING. INTENSE THUNDERSTORM LINES CAN PRODUCE BRIEF TORNADOES AND WIDESPREAD SIGNIFICANT WIND DAMAGE. ALTHOUGH A TORNADO IS NOT IMMEDIATELY LIKELY, IT IS BEST TO MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A BUILDING. THESE STORMS MAY CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY AND SIGNIFICANT PROPERTY DAMAGE. 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. && TORNADO…POSSIBLE; HAIL…<.75IN; WIND…70MPH

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