Alert: The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a
- Flood Advisory for…
Southern Haywood County in western North Carolina…
Buncombe County in western North Carolina…
Southern Yancey County in western North Carolina…
Until 100 AM EDT.
At 1004 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated a broad areas of heavy
rain showers with embedded thunderstorms persisting over the
central mountains of western North Carolina, including the greater
Asheville area. These showers were producing rainfall at rates of
1 to 2 inches per hour, and additional heavy rainfall is likely
through at least Midnight. This will likely cause flooding of some
low lying spots around the advisory area.
Some locations that will experience flooding include…
Downtown Asheville, Waynesville, East Asheville, Arden, West
Asheville, North Asheville, Black Mountain, Woodfin, Swannanoa and
Canton. Flooding will be most likely along tributaries feeding the
French Broad River.
Instructions: 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. 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.