Flash Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
525 PM EDT SAT JUL 16 2016

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SPARTANBURG SC-CHEROKEE SC-
525 PM EDT SAT JUL 16 2016

...THE FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 730 PM EDT FOR
CENTRAL SPARTANBURG AND CENTRAL CHEROKEE COUNTIES...

AT 518 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING HEAVY
RAIN ACROSS THE WARNED AREA.  2.5 TO 4 INCHES OF RAIN HAVE FALLEN
FROM THE WEST AND SOUTH SIDE OF THE CITY OF SPARTANBURG TO EXTREME
SOUTHWEST CHEROKEE COUNTY.

SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
SPARTANBURG...PACOLET MILLS...CEDAR SPRINGS...THICKETTY...DRAYTONVILLE...
COWPENS...PACOLET AND ROEBUCK.

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF UP TO AN INCH ARE POSSIBLE IN THE WARNED
AREA.

IN ADDITION TO URBAN FLOODING IN SPARTANBURG, SMALL STREAMS ARE EXPECTED
TO OVERFLOW THEIR BANKS AND FLOOD LOW LYING SPOTS. AFFECTED STREAMS
INCLUDE LAWSONS FORK CREEK, GOUCHER CREEK, AND TRIBUTARIES OF THE PACOLET
RIVER.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL
CREEKS AND STREAMS...HIGHWAYS...AND UNDERPASSES. ADDITIONALLY...COUNTRY
ROADS AND FARMLANDS ALONG THE BANKS OF CREEKS...STREAMS...AND OTHER
LOW-LYING AREAS ARE SUBJECT TO FLOODING.

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 3489 8208 3497 8207 3505 8158 3489 8164
      3490 8165 3490 8167 3491 8168 3491 8171

$$

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