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Benton County, MO

Severe Weather Statement issued for Benton by NWS
 9 days ago

Cover picture for the articleEffective: 2021-06-11 17:34:00 CDT Expires: 2021-06-11 18:00:00 CDT Urgency: Immediate Severity: Severe Certainty: Observed Instruction: For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building. If on or near Truman Lake, get away from the water and move indoors or inside a vehicle. Remember, lightning can strike out to 15 miles from the parent thunderstorm. If you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning. Move to safe shelter now! Do not be caught on the water in a thunderstorm. Target Area: Benton A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 600 PM CDT FOR BENTON COUNTY At 533 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Lincoln, or 7 miles north of Warsaw, moving south at 20 mph. HAZARD...70 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect considerable tree damage. Wind damage is also likely to mobile homes, roofs, and outbuildings. Locations impacted include Truman Lake... Truman State Park Warsaw... Lincoln Cole Camp... Ionia Palo Pinto... Brandon Crockerville... Zora Racket... Edmonson Mora HAIL...1.00IN WIND...70MPH