Headline: Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued July 24 at 7:34PM EDT expiring July 24 at 8:15PM EDT by NWS Columbia SC

Event: Severe Thunderstorm Warning
Sender Name: NWS Columbia SC
Issued: 2013-07-24T19:35:06-04:00
Expires: 2013-07-24T20:15:00-04:00
Description: THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN COLUMBIA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
EASTERN BURKE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL GEORGIA
SOUTHWESTERN BARNWELL COUNTY IN CENTRAL SOUTH CAROLINA

* UNTIL 815 PM EDT

* AT 732 PM EDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 7 MILES SOUTHWEST
OF SAVANNAH RIVER SITE…AND MOVING SOUTH AT 10 TO 15 MPH.

* SOME COMMUNITIES IN THE WARNING AREA INCLUDE SAVANNAH RIVER SITE
AND SARDIS
Instruction: IN ADDITION TO LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS…CONTINUOUS CLOUD TO
GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM. MOVE INDOORS
IMMEDIATELY! LIGHTNING IS ONE OF NATURES NUMBER ONE KILLERS.
REMEMBER…IF YOU CAN HEAR THUNDER…YOU ARE CLOSE ENOUGH TO BE
STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.

REPORT LARGE HAIL…DAMAGING WINDS OR FLOODING TO YOUR COUNTY
SHERIFF…OR USE
WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/US.NATIONALWEATHERSERVICE.COLUMBIA.GOV TO RELAY
SEVERE WEATHER REPORTS.

DOPPLER RADAR HAS INDICATED SOME WEAK ROTATION WITHIN THIS STORM.
WHILE NOT IMMEDIATELY LIKELY…A TORNADO MAY STILL DEVELOP. IF A
TORNADO IS SPOTTED…ACT QUICKLY AND MOVE TO A PLACE OF SAFETY IN A
STURDY STRUCTURE…SUCH AS A BASEMENT OR SMALL INTERIOR ROOM.

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.

Urgency: Immediate
Severity: Severe
Certainty: Observed
Area Description: Burke; Barnwell