'Damaging winds, destructive hail and deadly cloud to ground lightning'

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The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Lane and Linn counties Thursday afternoon as black clouds, lightning, rain and hail marched across the region.

"This is a dangerous storm," the National Weather Service said. "If you are in its path, prepare immediately for damaging winds, destructive hail and deadly cloud to ground lightning. People outside should move to a shelter, preferably inside a strong building but away from windows."

 Here is the warning in its entirety:

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
132 PM PDT THU JUN 4 2009

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PORTLAND HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
  NORTH CENTRAL LANE COUNTY IN WESTERN OREGON...
  SOUTH CENTRAL LINN COUNTY IN WESTERN OREGON...

* UNTIL 215 PM PDT.

* AT 130 PM PDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
  SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL...AND
  DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH.  THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 10
  MILES SOUTH OF VIDA...OR 19 MILES NORTH OF OAKRIDGE...AND MOVING
  NORTHWEST AT 20 MPH.

* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR...
  VIDA...
  LEABURG...
  MARCOLA...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM. IF YOU ARE IN ITS PATH...PREPARE
IMMEDIATELY FOR DAMAGING WINDS...DESTRUCTIVE HAIL...AND DEADLY CLOUD
TO GROUND LIGHTNING. PEOPLE OUTSIDE SHOULD MOVE TO A SHELTER...
PREFERABLY INSIDE A STRONG BUILDING BUT AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

IN ADDITION TO LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS...CONTINUOUS CLOUD TO
GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM. MOVE INDOORS
IMMEDIATELY. LIGHTNING IS ONE OF NATURES NUMBER ONE KILLERS.
REMEMBER...IF YOU CAN HEAR THUNDER...YOU ARE CLOSE ENOUGH TO BE
STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.

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