FLOOD ADVISORY

WGUS82 KGSP 120612
FLSGSP

Flood Advisory
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
212 AM EDT TUE SEP 12 2017

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McDowell NC-Rutherford NC-Henderson NC-Polk NC-Buncombe NC-
212 AM EDT TUE SEP 12 2017

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a

  • Flood Advisory for…
    Southwestern McDowell County in western North Carolina…
    Northwestern Rutherford County in western North Carolina…
    Henderson County in western North Carolina…
    Western Polk County in western North Carolina…
    Southeastern Buncombe County in western North Carolina…

  • Until 800 AM EDT

  • At 205 AM EDT, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated
    periods of moderate to heavy rain have been ongoing across the
    advisory area over the past several hours. This will cause minor
    flooding in the advisory area. Up to 3 inches of rain has fallen
    over the past 6 hours with an additional 1-2 inches of rain
    possible over the next 3-6 hours.

  • Some locations that may experience flooding include…
    Hendersonville, Black Mountain, Fletcher, Flat Rock, Etowah,
    Fairview In Buncombe County, Mountain Home, Laurel Park, Old Fort
    and Saluda.

  • The following streams are experiencing rapid rises and may cause
    minor flooding: Mud Creek, Bat Fork Creek, Hickory Creek, Little
    Creek, Hungry River, Devils Fork, Clear Creek, Mill Creek,
    Curtis Creek, and other headwater tributaries to the Catawba and
    Broad rivers.

  • The streamgauges on Mud Creek and Bat Fork Creek just north
    of Hendersonville are rising and approaching Action Stage.
    Minor flooding of low-lying areas and farmland is possible
    over the next several hours.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.

In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are
potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to cross flooded
roads. Turn around, dont drown.

Please report flood water flowing over roads or threatening property,
or landslides to the National Weather Service by calling toll free,
1, 800, 2 6 7, 8 1 0 1, or by posting on our Facebook page, or Tweet
it using hashtag nwsgsp. your message should describe the event and
the specific location where it occurred.

About Allen Aycoth

President of The Blue Ridge Weather Watch
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