Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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Flood Advisory
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
124 AM EDT TUE OCT 24 2017

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Burke NC-
124 AM EDT TUE OCT 24 2017

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a

* Flood Advisory for...
  Central Burke County in western North Carolina...

* Until 715 AM EDT Tuesday

* At 113 AM EDT, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated
  heavy rain last evening has caused minor flooding in the advisory
  area.  Storm-total rainfall accumulations of 4-6 inches upstream
  on the Johns River caused rapid rises downstream allowing the
  river to exceed its banks causing minor flooding.

* The Johns River near Morganton is the most likely place to
  experience minor flooding as upstream waters continue to flow
  downstream.  At 106 AM EDT the stage on the Johns River near
  Morganton was 15.6 feet, with further rising to near 16.0 feet
  expected through morning.  Minor flood stage is 12.0 feet.  At
  13.5 feet there will be some backwater effects on Sims Branch that
  flows into the river.  Johns River Road and a camping area on
  Lower Creek that flows into the river will start to flood. At 16.0
  feet flooding will develop or be ongoing along Johns River Loop
  Road, Old Johns River Road, and Valley View Circle.

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.

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.

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LAT...LON 3586 8172 3578 8165 3578 8168 3585 8174

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CDG



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