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Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management
Thursday May 23rd, 2019 :: 11:33 p.m. EDT


Severe Thunderstorm Warning

Severe Thunderstorm Warning in effect until 12 AM.  High winds, heavy rain, and frequent lightning possible.  Seek shelter.

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly NJ has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
  Northeastern New Castle County in northern Delaware...
  Northern Salem County in southern New Jersey...
  Northwestern Camden County in southern New Jersey...
  Gloucester County in southern New Jersey...
  Southeastern Montgomery County in southeastern Pennsylvania...
  Southeastern Chester County in southeastern Pennsylvania...
  Southwestern Philadelphia County in southeastern Pennsylvania...
  Delaware County in southeastern Pennsylvania...

* Until midnight EDT.

* At 1121 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Marshallton,
  or over West Chester, moving southeast at 45 mph.

  HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.

  SOURCE...Radar indicated.

  IMPACT...Minor damage to vehicles is possible. Wind damage to
           roofs, siding, trees, and power lines is possible.

* Locations impacted include...
  Philadelphia, Camden, Wilmington, West Chester, Gloucester City,
  Cherry Hill, Chester, Deptford, West Deptford, Glassboro,
  Lindenwold, Pennsville, Bellmawr, Yeadon, Westtown, Woodbury,
  Pitman, Carneys Point, Downingtown and Folcroft.


Remain alert for a possible tornado! Tornadoes can develop quickly
from severe thunderstorms. If you spot a tornado go at once into the
basement or small central room in a sturdy structure.

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a

In addition to large hail and damaging winds, frequent cloud to
ground lightning is occurring with this storm. Move indoors
immediately. Remember, if you can hear thunder, you are close enough
to be struck by lightning.

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For further information on emergency preparedness, visit

Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management
240 Spring Garden St
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Emergency: 9-1-1

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