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
1058 AM EST WED FEB 3 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...
  MITCHELL COUNTY IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA...
  YANCEY COUNTY IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA...
  AVERY COUNTY IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA...

* UNTIL 300 PM EST

* AT 1057 AM EST...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE
  WARNED AREA. UP TO TWO INCHES OF RAIN HAVE FALLEN SINCE LAST NIGHT.
  REPORTS HAVE COME IN OF HIGH WATER ESPECIALLY ALONG THE LINVILLE
  RIVER...WITH RAPID RISES ON AREA CREEKS AND STREAMS. FLASH FLOODING
  IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN SHORTLY.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  SPRUCE PINE...BURNSVILLE...NEWLAND...BANNER ELK...ELK PARK...
  BAKERSVILLE...BEECH MOUNTAIN IN AVERY COUNTY...CROSSNORE...SUGAR
  MOUNTAIN AND B.R. PARKWAY-LINVILLE FALLS TO GRANDFATHER.

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 3628 8190 3621 8190 3606 8174 3596 8181
      3600 8190 3587 8200 3585 8210 3574 8219
      3570 8227 3575 8233 3581 8235 3582 8241
      3589 8245 3591 8249 3598 8250 3609 8240
      3616 8222 3615 8215 3611 8213 3612 8203

$$

TDP



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