Tornado watch upgraded to Tornado Warning in Elbert and Hart counties

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a Tornado Warning for... Northwestern Elbert County and Southeastern Hart County. Stephens County remains under a tornado warning.

* At 1010 AM EST, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located 8 miles east of Danielsville, or 4 miles southwest of Bowman, moving northeast at 55 mph. HAZARD...Tornado. SOURCE...Radar indicated rotation. IMPACT...Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree damage is likely.

* This dangerous storm will be near... Hartwell and Reed Creek around 1030 AM EST. Other locations impacted by this dangerous thunderstorm include Dewy Rose, Rock Branch, Nuberg and Vanna. TORNADO...RADAR INDICATED HAIL...0.00IN

Recommended actions TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris. Heavy rainfall may hide this tornado. Do not wait to see or hear the tornado. TAKE COVER NOW! Please report damaging winds, hail, or flooding to the National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg by calling toll free, 1, 800, 2 6 7, 8 1 0 1, or by posting on our Facebook page, or Tweet it using hashtag nwsgsp. Your message should describe the event and the specific location where it occurred.



Ways to prepare and stay safe now

Before

Watch out for dark, rotating clouds.If you see one, take shelter immediately!

Listen for a tornado siren.If you hear it, seek shelter immediately!

Turn on your TV/radio.You’ll get the latest weather updates and emergency instructions.

Avoid unnecessary car trips.You don’t want to be caught outside if a tornado comes.

Bring in outdoor furniture and other items that could blow away.These may become a safety hazard.


During

Take shelter immediately!Flying debris from high winds causes most injuries.

Keep windows closed and stay away from them.Glass from broken windows can injure you.

If you’re in a building, go to the basement or lowest floor.That’s the safest location.

If you’re in a mobile home, go to the nearest building or storm shelter.Even if tied down, your home can’t protect you.

If you’re driving, fasten your seatbelt and go to the nearest building for cover.You’re safer indoors.

If your car gets hit by debris, stop, cover your head, and stay below the windows.You’re safer inside the car than outside.

If you’re outside, lie down in a low, flat area and cover your head with your hands.You’re safer lying down than standing up.After

Avoid entering damaged buildings.Broken glass and exposed nails can injure you.

Keep away from downed power lines and objects touching them.You can be electrocuted.

Wear sturdy shoes, long sleeves, and gloves when walking through debris.Stepping on nails and glass can injure you.

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