Flash Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
648 PM EDT TUE JUL 15 2014

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MECKLENBURG NC-UNION NC-
648 PM EDT TUE JUL 15 2014

...FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR NORTH CENTRAL UNION AND
EAST CENTRAL MECKLENBURG COUNTIES IN THE PIEDMONT OF NORTH CAROLINA
UNTIL 900 PM EDT...

AT 633 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
THUNDERSTORMS WITH VERY HEAVY RAINFALL CONTINUED ACROSS THE WARNED
AREA. AUTOMATED RAINFALL GAUGES INDICATE 3 TO 4 INCHES HAS FALLEN
BETWEEN MATTHEWS AND MINT HILL SINCE 430 PM. ACCORDING TO RADAR...AS
MUCH AS 6 INCHES HAS FALLEN IN THE AREA DURING THIS TIME.

MULTIPLE REPORTS OF SEVERE URBAN FLOODING HAVE BEEN RECEIVED FROM
THE MATTHEWS AREA. WATER WAS OBSERVED RUSHING RAPIDLY DOWN ROADWAYS
IN THE AREA...AND MULTIPLE VEHICLES WERE SUBMERGED IN WATER. IN
ADDITION... GOOSE CREEK WAS OUT OF ITS BANKS...AND IS LIKELY
FLOODING STEVENS MILL ROAD IN THE STALLINGS AREA.

WHILE THE HEAVIEST RAINFALL WAS BEGINNING TO END ACROSS THE WARNED
AREA...ONGOING FLOODING WILL LIKELY CONTINUE INTO MID-EVENING.  NEW
FLOODING MAY ALSO DEVELOP ON CREEKS WITH A SLOWER RESPONSE TIME...
OR AS FLOOD WATERS PROGRESS DOWN STREAM.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

PEOPLE IN THE MATTHEWS AREA ARE ADVISED TO STAY OFF ROADS.

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE
ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS
SAFELY.

PLEASE REPORT HIGH WATER...FLOODING...LANDSLIDES OR OTHER SEVERE
WEATHER 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.

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LAT...LON 3503 8060 3512 8081 3527 8067 3517 8046

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