Flash Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
831 AM EDT MON SEP 26 2016

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MECKLENBURG NC-
831 AM EDT MON SEP 26 2016

...THE FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 915 AM EDT FOR
NORTHWESTERN MECKLENBURG COUNTY...

AT 825 AM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR AND AUTOMATED RAIN GAUGES INDICATED
THAT HEAVY RAIN WAS FALLING OVER THE AREA. THREE TO FIVE INCHES OF
RAIN HAVE FALLEN SINCE 330 AM. FLASH FLOODING IS ALREADY OCCURRING.

SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
UPTOWN CHARLOTTE...CENTRAL CHARLOTTE...NORTHEAST CHARLOTTE...
NORTHWEST CHARLOTTE...FREEDOM PARK...CHARLOTTE DOUGLAS AIRPORT...THE
PLAZA...HIDDEN VALLEY...PAW CREEK AND CROFT.

AT 815 AM EDT...THE LITTLE SUGAR CREEK GAUGE AT 36TH STREET HAD
CRESTED AT A LEVEL OF 12.5 FEET. FLOOD STAGE IS 11 FEET...AND
CULLMAN AVENUE IS LIKELY FLOODED. STEWART CREEK AT WEST MOREHEAD
STREET REPORTED A LEVEL OF 14 FEET...WHICH IS FLOOD STAGE. NORTH
TRYON STREET...CRAIGHEAD ROAD...AND FREEDOM DRIVE ON THE NORTH
SIDE OF CHARLOTTE WERE FLOODED DUE TO FLOODING CREEKS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS
WATER-COVERED ROADWAYS...BRIDGES...OR LOW-LEVEL CROSSINGS. ONLY A FEW
INCHES OF RAPIDLY FLOWING WATER CAN CARRY AWAY YOUR VEHICLE. IT IS
NOT WORTH THE RISK. PLEASE TURN AROUND...DON`T DROWN.

WHEN IT IS SAFE TO DO SO...PLEASE REPORT FLOOD WATERS OR LANDSLIDES
FLOWING OVER ROADS OR THREATENING PROPERTY TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE BY CALLING TOLL FREE...1...800...2 6 7...8 1 0 1...BY
POSTING ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE...OR VIA TWITTER USING HASHTAG NWSGSP.
YOUR MESSAGE SHOULD DESCRIBE THE EVENT AND THE SPECIFIC LOCATION
WHERE IT OCCURRED...INCLUDING ROADWAYS...NEARBY CROSS
STREETS...STREAM NAMES AND OTHER LANDMARKS.

&&

LAT...LON 3516 8075 3516 8100 3532 8099 3533 8098
      3534 8099 3535 8097 3535 8096 3536 8092
      3537 8095 3538 8096 3536 8098 3538 8099
      3538 8098 3539 8096 3540 8077

$$

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