Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Pottawattamie & Mills Counties

Weather

July 21st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NEBRASKA
510 PM CDT SUN JUL 21 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…SOUTHERN POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…EXTREME NORTHWESTERN MILLS COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…* UNTIL 545 PM CDT

* AT 507 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR COUNCIL
BLUFFS…OR 11 MILES EAST OF OMAHA…MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 5 MPH.

HAZARD…QUARTER SIZE HAIL AND 60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT WIND DAMAGE TO
ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
COUNCIL BLUFFS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A BUILDING. TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM…AND MAY LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS.