Special Weather Statement

GAZ010-017-042030- Rabun GA-Habersham GA- 355 PM EDT TUE JUL 4 2017 ...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING WILL IMPACT NORTHEASTERN HABERSHAM AND SOUTHWESTERN RABUN COUNTIES UNTIL 430 PM EDT... At 355 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm with intense lightning 7 miles north of Clarkesville, or 4 miles southwest of Lake Rabun, moving east at 20 mph. Locations to be impacted include... Tallulah Falls, Lake Rabun, Lakemont, Tallulah Gorge State Park, Lake Burton, Seed Lake and Turnerville. In addition to intense lightning, wind gusts up to 40 mph and pea size hail will be possible in these areas. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Torrential rainfall may flood areas with poor drainage, such as ditches and underpasses. Avoid these areas and do not cross flooded roads. Water levels of small streams may also rise rapidly. Seek higher ground if threatened by flood waters. Do not drive across flooded roads. Frequent lightning is occurring with this storm. If outdoors, try to get indoors or into a hard topped vehicle. Otherwise, stay away from open areas and isolated high objects such as trees. When indoors, stay away from windows and doors and avoid using wired electronic devices. Do not take a shower or bath. Try to unplug unnecessary appliances before the storm approaches. && LAT...LON 3481 8359 3485 8334 3476 8332 3473 8335 3470 8335 3469 8334 3467 8337 3468 8359 TIME...MOT...LOC 1955Z 266DEG 17KT 3473 8353 $$


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