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Severe weather Alert – expect worst between 6 am and 7 am

Updated 6:19 am – Expect power outages. Charge phones now and have a way to monitor fast changing conditions without power. In case of tornado – move to lower floor interior room with no windows.

…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 630 AM EDTFOR SCREVEN…EVANS…BULLOCH…CANDLER…EFFINGHAM…TATTNALL… HAMPTON…ALLENDALE AND JASPER COUNTIES… At 602 AM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Bamberg to near Nevils, moving east at 60 mph. HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts and penny size hail. SOURCE…Radar indicated. IMPACT…Expect damage to trees and powerlines. Locations impacted include… Statesboro, Reidsville, Metter, Allendale, Springfield, Hampton, Claxton, Lake Warren State Park, Varnville, Estill, Fairfax, Guyton, Brooklet, Hagan and Collins. This warning includes I-16 between mile markers 106 and 139. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A tornado watch remains in effect for the warned area. For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building. Report damage directly to the Charleston National Weather Service at 1-888-383-2024 when it is safe to do so. && HAIL…0.75IN; WIND…60MPH

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 117 INEFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EDT THIS MORNING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS IN GEORGIA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 12 COUNTIES IN SOUTHEAST GEORGIA BRYAN BULLOCH CANDLER CHATHAM EFFINGHAM EVANS JENKINS LIBERTY LONG MCINTOSH SCREVEN TATTNALL IN SOUTH CAROLINA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 8 COUNTIES IN SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA ALLENDALE BEAUFORT BERKELEY CHARLESTON COLLETON DORCHESTER HAMPTON JASPER THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF ALLENDALE, BEAUFORT, BLUFFTON, CHARLESTON, CLAXTON, COTTAGEVILLE, DANIEL ISLAND, DARIEN, EDISTO BEACH, ESTILL, FAIRFAX, FORT STEWART, GARDEN CITY, GLENNVILLE, GOOSE CREEK, HAMPTON, HARDEEVILLE, HILTON HEAD ISLAND, HINESVILLE, LUDOWICI, METTER, MILLEN, MONCKS CORNER, MOUNT PLEASANT, NORTH CHARLESTON, PEMBROKE, POOLER, REIDSVILLE, RICHMOND HILL, RIDGELAND, RIDGEVILLE, RINCON, SAINT GEORGE, SAVANNAH, SPRINGFIELD, STATESBORO, SUMMERVILLE, SYCAMORE, SYLVANIA, TYBEE ISLAND, VARNVILLE, WALTERBORO, AND YEMASSEE.

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