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National Weather Service Issues Severe Weather Alert for Fall River Area and Parts of Bristol County

Special Weather Statement
Issued: 2:14 PM Jul. 17, 2021 – National Weather Service

…STRONG THUNDERSTORM…

At 213 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over
Warwick, moving northeast at 5 mph.

Pea size hail and winds in excess of 40 mph will accompany this
storm.

Locations impacted include…

Providence, Fall River, Warwick, Cranston, Pawtucket, East
Providence, Bristol, Somerset, Barrington, Swansea, Seekonk, Rehoboth
and Warren.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Get indoors when this storm approaches. Winds may be strong enough to
produce minor damage, such as a few downed branches.

Do not drive through flooded roads or underpasses. Avoid low lying
areas near small streams.

Frequent lightning was occurring. Lightning can strike far away from
the storm. Go inside a building or vehicle. Wait at least 30 minutes
until after the storm has passed to resume outdoor activities.

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