Flash Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
1041 AM EST WED FEB 3 2016

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TRANSYLVANIA NC-HENDERSON NC-
1041 AM EST WED FEB 3 2016

...THE FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 145 PM EST
WEDNESDAY FOR TRANSYLVANIA AND HENDERSON COUNTIES...

AT 1038 AM EST...DOPPLER RADAR AND AUTOMATED RAIN GAUGES INDICATED
THAT HEAVY RAIN WAS FALLING OVER THE AREA. BETWEEN 3 AND 6 INCHES OF
RAIN HAVE FALLEN SINCE LAST NIGHT. FLASH FLOODING IS OCCURRING IN
MANY LOCATIONS ACROSS THE COUNTY. THE FRENCH BROAD AND ASSOCIATED
TRIBUTARIES INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO MUD CREEK...BAT FORK
CREEK...THE LITTLE RIVER...AND THE DAVIDSON RIVER ARE ALL EXPERIENCING
RAPID RISES.

SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
HENDERSONVILLE...BREVARD...MILLS RIVER...FLETCHER...FLAT ROCK...
ETOWAH...MOUNTAIN HOME...LAUREL PARK...ROSMAN AND LOOKING GLASS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

FLOODING IS OCCURRING OR IS IMMINENT. HEAVY RAIN FALLING ALONG
MOUNTAIN CREEKS CAN CAUSE SUDDEN INCREASES IN WATER FLOW AND LEVELS
DOWNSTREAM...EVEN IN AREAS WHERE IT IS NOT RAINING. PEOPLE
PARTICIPATING IN OUTDOOR RECREATION SHOULD IMMEDIATELY SEEK HIGH
GROUND AWAY FROM CREEKS AND STREAMS.

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 3547 8227 3539 8226 3529 8235 3518 8237
      3521 8239 3517 8244 3513 8268 3507 8275
      3509 8279 3503 8301 3505 8306 3513 8298
      3516 8300 3529 8292 3532 8283 3542 8274
      3542 8254 3547 8242 3546 8237 3550 8233

$$

TDP


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