'IMMEDIATELY MOVE TO SHELTER': National Weather Service Issues Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Eastern Humboldt County

Hank Sims / Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013 @ 2:31 p.m. / Emergencies

From the Emergency Alert System:

Event: SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING 

Levels: Immediate - Severe - Observed

Expires: 15:00 PDT on 2013-08-21

From: NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EUREKA CA

Headline: SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING - NWS EUREKA CA

Description: THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... HUMBOLDT COUNTY IN NORTHWEST CALIFORNIA... TRINITY COUNTY IN NORTHWEST CALIFORNIA... * UNTIL 300 PM PDT * AT 214 PM PDT... NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED OVER HUMBOLDT COUNTY...OR 26 MILES SOUTH OF WILLOW CREEK...AND MOVING NORTHWEST AT 20 MPH. * THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL OTHERWISE REMAIN OVER MAINLY RURAL AREAS OF THE INDICATED COUNTY. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... &&

Instructions: THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM. IF YOU ARE IN ITS PATH...PREPARE IMMEDIATELY FOR DAMAGING WINDS... DESTRUCTIVE HAIL... AND DEADLY CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING. PEOPLE OUTSIDE SHOULD MOVE TO A SHELTER... PREFERABLY INSIDE A STRONG BUILDING BUT AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

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