Flash Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
1254 AM EDT SUN MAY 28 2017

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for...
  Central Mitchell County in western North Carolina...
  Northeastern Yancey County in western North Carolina...

* Until 345 AM EDT

* At 1252 AM EDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to
  thunderstorms. This may cause minor to moderate flooding in the
  warning area.
  Two to three inches of rain have fallen over the past 2 hours.
  An additional inch of rain is possible over the next 30 minutes.

* The following streams may experience minor to moderate flooding:
  Little Rock Creek, Cane Creek, North Toe River, Brush Creek, Mine
  Creek, Rose Creek, Nolichucky River, Pigeonroost Creek, and White
  Oak Creek.

* The following streamgauges may experience minor flooding:
  Cane Creek at Bakersville.
  North Toe River between Plumtree and Frank.

* Some flood-prone roadways may be impacted, including:
  Whitson Branch Road at North Toe River.
  Dale Hill Road at Cane Creek
  Polly Hollow Rd at North Toe River.
  Pigeon Roost Rd at North Toe River.

* Some locations that may experience flooding include...
  Bakersville, Green Mountain, and Bandana.


Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams, country roads, as well as farmland, drainages,
and other low-lying areas.

In hilly and mountainous terrain, there are hundreds of low-water
crossings which can be dangerous in heavy rain. Low-water crossings
can be submerged by flood waters quickly and without warning. Never
attempt to travel across flooded crossings. Find an alternate route.
It takes only a few inches of swiftly flowing water to carry vehicles

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.


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      3601 8204 3601 8205 3599 8206 3598 8213
      3594 8224 3601 8236 3608 8236 3611 8230



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