Flash Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
1037 AM EST WED FEB 3 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...
  BUNCOMBE COUNTY IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA...
  MCDOWELL COUNTY IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA...

* UNTIL 430 PM EST

* AT 1036 AM EST...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE
  WARNED AREA. UP TO THREE INCHES OF RAIN HAVE FALLEN SINCE 5 AM.
  WATER IS RISING RAPIDLY ALONG SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS...AND
  FLASH FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN SHORTLY.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  DOWNTOWN ASHEVILLE...MARION...EAST ASHEVILLE...ARDEN...WEST
  ASHEVILLE...NORTH ASHEVILLE...BLACK MOUNTAIN...WOODFIN...FLETCHER
  AND SWANNANOA.

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 3588 8191 3581 8199 3572 8187 3558 8182
      3552 8197 3555 8200 3552 8223 3546 8225
      3550 8233 3542 8254 3546 8267 3542 8274
      3547 8280 3557 8277 3568 8288 3582 8238
      3570 8226 3585 8210 3589 8198 3596 8194

$$

TDP



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