The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Southeastern Athens County until 930 PM.
At 902 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Athens, moving east at 40 mph.
- HAZARD -60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.
- SOURCE – Radar indicated.
- IMPACT – Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees.
Locations impacted include Athens, Coolville, Stroud Run State Park and The Plains.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS; 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.
Please report severe weather to the National Weather Service by calling toll free, 800 401 9535, when you can do so safely.
You may also report severe weather by posting your report to the Charleston West Virginia National Weather Service Facebook Page, or by using the Twitter Hashtag, NWSRLX.