Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
549 PM EDT WED JUL 27 2016

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AVERY NC-
549 PM EDT WED JUL 27 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  NORTHEASTERN AVERY COUNTY IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA...

* UNTIL 745 PM EDT

* AT 544 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAINFALL DUE TO A
  SERIES OF REDEVELOPING THUNDERSTORMS OVER AND NEAR THE BANNER ELK
  AREA. THESE THUNDERSTORMS ARE DRIFTING SLOWLY EAST BUT CONTINUE TO
  REDEVELOP TO THE WEST OF BANNER ELK. RADAR INDICATES THAT 1 TO 2
  INCHES OF RAIN HAVE FALLEN IN THE PAST HOUR...AND RAINFALL AT
  RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR COULD CONTINUE UNTIL 7 PM. THIS
  WILL CAUSE MINOR FLOODING TO DEVELOP IN LOW LYING PARTS OF
  THE ADVISORY AREA.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  BANNER ELK...ELK PARK...BEECH MOUNTAIN IN AVERY COUNTY...
  SUGAR MOUNTAIN...SEVEN DEVILS...
  GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN AND GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN STATE PARK. FLOODING
  MAY ALSO DEVELOP ALONG OR NEAR HANGING ROCK CREEK EAST OF BANNER
  ELK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

IN HILLY TERRAIN THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF LOW WATER CROSSINGS WHICH ARE
POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS IN HEAVY RAIN. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS FLOODED
ROADS. TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

PLEASE REPORT FLOOD WATER FLOWING OVER ROADS OR THREATENING
PROPERTY... OR LANDSLIDES TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE 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 3621 8190 3619 8188 3619 8186 3616 8183
      3611 8181 3610 8178 3610 8185 3613 8200
      3619 8196 3623 8191

$$

HG



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