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North Carolina, Burke Mountains

Areal Flood Advisory, Areal Flood Watch

Statement as of 6:35 PM EDT on April 19, 2015

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on April 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


1058 am EDT sun Apr 19 2015

... Flood Watch remains in effect until 8 PM EDT this evening...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of northeast Georgia... North Carolina and upstate
South Carolina... including the following areas... in northeast
Georgia... Franklin... Habersham... Hart... Rabun and Stephens. In
North Carolina... Alexander... Avery... Buncombe... Burke
mountains... Cabarrus... Caldwell mountains... Catawba...
Cleveland... Davie... eastern McDowell... eastern Polk...
Gaston... greater Burke... greater Caldwell... greater
Rutherford... Henderson... Iredell... Lincoln... Macon... McDowell
Mountains... Mecklenburg... Mitchell... Polk mountains... Rowan...
Rutherford mountains... southern Jackson... Transylvania and
Yancey. In upstate South Carolina... Anderson... Cherokee...
greater Greenville... greater Oconee... greater Pickens...
Greenville mountains... Oconee mountains... Pickens mountains...
Spartanburg and York.

* Until 8 PM EDT this evening.

* Moisture will increase across the region on today associated
with a passing warm front. In addition... an upper disturbance
will slide through the region aiding enhancement of any
showers and thunderstorms. Areas of heavy rainfall and
potential flooding are likely with some locations seeing up to
2 to 4 inches of rainfall.

* Where heavy rain occurs... small streams will rise rapidly and
possibly flood surrounding areas.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.



Cdg


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