Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
635 PM EDT SUN APR 19 2015

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CALDWELL NC-BURKE NC-AVERY NC-MCDOWELL NC-
635 PM EDT SUN APR 19 2015

...THE HYDROLOGIC ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1045 PM EDT FOR
NORTHWESTERN CALDWELL...NORTHWESTERN BURKE...SOUTHEASTERN AVERY AND
NORTHEASTERN MCDOWELL COUNTIES...

AT 624 PM EDT...LOCAL MEDIA AND THE PUBLIC HAVE REPORTED MINOR
FLOODING ACROSS HWY 221 NEAR HWY 183 DUE TO THE RECENT
THUNDERSTORMS. THIS FLOODING IS DUE TO POOR DRAINAGE IN THE AREA AND
NO ROADS HAVE BEEN CLOSED. TOMS CREEK IS NEARING BANKFULL AND
APPROACHING BRIDGE LEVEL SOUTHWEST OF WOODLAWN. AREA STREAMS HAVE
BECOME ELEVATED AND WILL CONTINUE TO SLOWLY RISE THIS EVENING WITH
CONTINUED RUNOFF.

UP TO THREE INCHES OF RAIN HAVE FALLEN ACROSS THE ADVISORY AREA
SINCE THIS MORNING AND ANOTHER ONE HALF TO ONE INCH IS POSSIBLE
DURING THE NEXT COUPLE HOURS.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR THIS
DEVELOPING SITUATION.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE PONDING OF WATER IN URBAN AREAS...STREETS
AND UNDERPASSES...AS WELL AS OTHER POOR DRAINAGE AREAS AND LOW LYING
SPOTS. RAPID RISES ON SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS WILL ALSO OCCUR...
POSSIBLY FLOODING LOW WATER CROSSINGS AND FARMLAND. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO
TRAVEL ACROSS FLOODED ROADS. TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

THE ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAIN WILL INCREASE THE RISK OF LANDSLIDES...
ESPECIALLY IN AREAS WHERE SLIDES HAVE OCCURRED IN THE PAST. BE
ESPECIALLY ALERT IF YOU ARE NEAR A STREAM...ESPECIALLY AT THE BASE OF
A MOUNTAIN OR IN A COVE. WATCH FOR LOOSE MOVING SOIL AND ROCKS OR A
SUDDEN INCREASE IN STREAMFLOW. LEAVE THE AREA QUICKLY IF THIS IS
OBSERVED. WHEN DRIVING ALONG ROADS WHERE THE TERRAIN IS STEEP OR
ROCKY...WATCH AND LISTEN FOR FALLING ROCKS...MUD...TREES...AND
DEBRIS.

&&

LAT...LON 3610 8163 3577 8194 3581 8207 3588 8200
      3587 8200 3589 8198 3590 8198 3611 8178

$$

KRENTZ


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