Severe Weather Thread: Alerts, Damage Reports

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Today is a First Alert Weather Day. Numerous thunderstorms, including some severe storms, will impact the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry late this morning and afternoon. A lot of information is going to be thrown your way through the weather event. This is a revolving thread of weather and community information - a “home base” of key weather information.

2:24 p.m. - The Tornado Watch has been canceled in Bryan, Bulloch, Candler, Chatham, Effingham, Evans, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, and Tattnall counties in Georgia. The watch has also been canceled in Beaufort and Jasper counties in South Carolina.

2:05 p.m. - We have started a slideshow of reported storm damage across the WTOC viewing area:

2:00 p.m. - Reports of damage in Jesup. A WTOC crew is at the scene.

(Source: WTOC)
(Source: WTOC)

2:00 p.m. - Delays and cancellations at the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport. Please click here to check departures and arrivals.

1:30 p.m. - Reports of damage on Logistics Way off Jimmy DeLoach Parkway in Savannah.

(Source: Danyale Harris )
(Source: Danyale Harris )

Pic of damage from Danyale Harris:

1:11 p.m. - All Tornado Warnings expired in the WTOC viewing area. Many counties still remain under a Tornado Watch until 6 p.m.

1:10 p.m. - Tornado Warning has expired in Chatham County.

1:02 p.m. - Tornado Warning issued for northwest Chatham County until 1:15 p.m.

12:57 p.m. - Play suspended at the RBC Heritage due to severe weather threat.

12:52 p.m. - Tornado Warning issued for Rincon, Hardeeville, Stillwell until 1:15 p.m.

12:49 - Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, and Beaufort until 1:45 p.m.

12:50 p.m. - Tornado Warning issued for Screven County until 1:30 p.m.

12:39 p.m. - RBC Heritage update: The course at Harbour Town is now closed to spectators.

12:29 p.m. Storm Prediction Center increased our risks of severe weather for Chatham County & Effingham County into the Lowcountry.

12:30 p.m. - Meteorologist Andrew Gorton is in the WTOC Storm Chaser on I-16, heading back toward Savannah.

Driving through severe storms ok I-16 heading back toward Savannah. Plenty of tree libs on the roadway, be safe.

Posted by Andrew Gorton on Friday, April 19, 2019

12:24 p.m. - Damage reports in Wayne County.

12:10 p.m. - Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Savannah, Hinesville, Statesboro, GA until 1:15 p.m.

12:10 p.m. - Tornado Warning issued for Brunswick, Saint Simons, Arco, GA until 1 p.m.

12:00 p.m. - Here are a few damage reports provided to the National Weather Service:

(11:51:33 AM) SEGAR: Storm report Wayne county Ga (Screven) 11:43 am...Just heard Wayne County Fire dispatcher on the scanner dispatch fire dept to Broadhurst Rd for trees & power lines down. Chainsaws needed to clear.

11:52 a.m. - Tornado Warning issued near Glennville, GA until 12:30 p.m.

11:50 a.m. - Update with Chief Meteorologist Dave Turley.

Quick live Wx update!

Posted by WTOC Dave Turley on Friday, April 19, 2019

11:50 a.m. - Keep up with power outages in the area. Please click here.

11:45 a.m. - Here are a few damage reports provided to the National Weather Service:

(11:36:05 AM) em-william.dan.thornton: Appling County EMA - Trees and power lines down at U.S.1 and Spring Branch Rd. A tree down on Pat Lewis Rd. Tree down at Falcon Drive and Satilla Church Rd.

(11:33:47 AM) nwsbot: Local Storm Report by NWS JAX: Alma [Bacon Co, GA] 911 call center reports TSTM WND DMG at 10:55 AM EDT -- bacon county 911/dispatch reports numerous trees and powerlines downed in the city of alma. time of damage based on radar data.

11:40 a.m. - Strong line of storms moving into the Coastal Empire.

11:36 a.m. - Crews are taking down the sky boxes at the RBC Heritage in Hilton Head.

11:22 a.m. - Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for Screven, Bryan, Evans, Liberty, Bulloch, Candler, Jenkins, Long, and Tattnall counties until 12:15 p.m.

11:20 a.m. - Tornado Warnings have expired for Montgomery, Jeff Davis and Appling counties.

11:15 a.m. - Oatland Island Wildlife Center will close today due to severe weather threat. Will operate on normal schedule Saturday.

11:12 a.m. - Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Vidalia, Lyons and Santa Claus.

11:10 a.m. - Tornado Warning issued near Soperton, GA

10:55 a.m. - Tornado Warning issued for Jeff Davis and Appling County.

Tornado Warning issued for Montgomery, Appling and Jeff Davis County

Posted by WTOC-TV on Friday, April 19, 2019

10:45 a.m. - Tornado Watch issued for most of the WTOC viewing area until 6 p.m. Friday.

10:45 a.m. - A Tornado Warning issued for Montgomery County

Tornado Warning issued for Montgomery, Appling and Jeff Davis County

Posted by WTOC-TV on Friday, April 19, 2019

10:15 a.m. - A Tornado Watch has been issued for all communities south of the Altamaha River. The first few storms are moving into the far-southwestern WTOC Viewing Area. The risk of severe weather is increasing,

Jeff Davis, Bacon and Wayne counties canceled classes on Friday due to the severe weather threat.

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