Flash Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
812 PM EDT SUN APR 19 2015

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MECKLENBURG NC-GASTON NC-YORK SC-
812 PM EDT SUN APR 19 2015

...THE FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1015 PM EDT FOR
SOUTHERN MECKLENBURG...SOUTHEASTERN GASTON AND EASTERN YORK
COUNTIES...

AT 809 PM EDT...THE HEAVY RAIN HAS MOVED EAST AND OUT OF THE WARNED
AREA...WITH ONLY LIGHT SHOWERS REMAINING. BETWEEN 2 AND 4 INCHES OF
RAIN HAVE FALLEN THIS AFTERNOON. SEVERAL REPORTS HAVE COME IN FROM
ACROSS THE CHARLOTTE METRO AREA OF FLASH FLOODING...INCLUDING WATER
OVER BRIDGES AND IN HOMES FROM AREA CREEKS WHICH ARE STILL RISING.
JUST BECAUSE THE RAIN HAS ENDED DOES NOT MEAN THE FLASH FLOOD THREAT
IS OVER!

SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
GASTONIA...ROCK HILL...UPTOWN CHARLOTTE...MATTHEWS...MINT HILL...FORT
MILL...BELMONT...PINEVILLE...SOUTH GASTONIA AND TEGA CAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL
CREEKS AND STREAMS...HIGHWAYS AND UNDERPASSES.  ADDITIONALLY...
COUNTRY ROADS AND FARMLANDS ALONG THE BANKS OF CREEKS...STREAMS AND
OTHER LOW LYING AREAS ARE SUBJECT TO FLOODING.

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES. DO NOT DRIVE INTO AREAS WHERE
WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. ONLY A FEW INCHES OF RAPIDLY FLOWING WATER
CAN CARRY AWAY YOUR VEHICLE. TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

PLEASE REPORT FLOOD WATER FLOWING OVER ROADS OR THREATENING
PROPERTY...OR LANDSLIDES TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE
SPARTANBURG 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.

&&

LAT...LON 3505 8075 3500 8084 3508 8091 3501 8091
      3492 8086 3490 8088 3486 8088 3486 8123
      3528 8122 3526 8065 3521 8055

$$

TDP


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