Flash Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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

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MECKLENBURG NC-
642 AM EDT MON SEP 26 2016

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

AT 637 AM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING
HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE WARNED AREA.  A FEW GAUGES JUST NORTH OF
DOWNTOWN CHARLOTTE HAVE REPORTED 3 TO 3.5 INCHES OF RAIN SINCE
330 AM/PM. FLASH FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN SHORTLY.

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.

SEVERAL CREEKS ARE RISING RAPIDLY...AND MAY BEGIN TO FLOOD SHORTLY.
SOME BASINS INCLUDE PAW CREEK...IRWIN CREEK...AND LITTLE SUGAR CREEK
ON THE NORTH AND WEST SIDE OF CHARLOTTE.

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.

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING IN URBAN
AREAS. STORM DRAINS...STREAMS AND OTHER DRAINAGES WILL BECOME
OVERWHELMED BY EXCESSIVE RAINFALL...FLOODING LOW-LYING ROADS...
INTERSECTIONS...AND PARKING LOTS. UNDERPASSES ARE ESPECIALLY
DANGEROUS BECAUSE SUDDEN FLOOD WATERS CAN QUICKLY SURROUND AND
SUBMERGE YOUR VEHICLE. STAY ALERT AND AVOID FLOOD-PRONE AREAS.

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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