Special Weather Statement issued August 6 at 7:10PM EDT by NWS Jackson KY

Posted at 3:10 PM, Aug 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-06 15:10:00-04

At 709 PM EDT, a strong thunderstorm was located over Plutarch, or 7
miles north of Salyersville, moving east at 55 mph.

Winds in excess of 40 mph are possible with this storm.

Locations impacted include…
Paintsville, Prestonsburg, Salyersville, Inez, Oaklawn Estates,
Florress, Davella, Falcon, Whitehouse, Wonnie, Collista, West Van
Lear, Williamsport, Swamp Branch, Ever, Threeforks, Auxier, Perlie,
Niles and Orient.

Torrential rainfall is also occurring with this storm, and may cause
localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm.
Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe
shelter inside a building or vehicle.