Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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Flood Warning
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
937 PM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

McDowell NC-Rutherford NC-
937 PM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a

* Flood Warning for...
  Southeastern McDowell County in western North Carolina...
  Northwestern Rutherford County in western North Carolina...

* Until 1230 AM EDT

* At 928 PM EDT, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated
  two to four inches of rain has fallen over the past 3-6 hours.
  Rainfall has decreases...but continued runoff will create rising
  condtions along area streams.

* Scattered, minor to moderate stream flooding may continue,
  including along:
  Cove Creek, Muddy Creek, Second Broad River, and associated
  tributaries of the Catawba River.

* Emergency management is reporting Cove Creek is out of its banks
  in numerous locations.  A mudslide has been reported on Mud Cut Rd.
  in the Sugar Hill Community.  Street flooding is ongoing in Marion
  due to heavy rain and poor drainage. Other roads closed due to
  flooding include Nix Creek Road...Gilbert Byrd Road...and Old
  Glenwood road.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
  Marion, Lake James State Park, Lake James, Nebo, Shingle Hollow,
  Sugar Hill, Thermal City, Pleasant Gardens, Glenwood and Fero.

* Some streets currently being impacted:
  East Court St, N Main St, Finley Rd, Condrey Rd,
  Sugar Hill Rd, Zion Hill Rd, Rutherford Rd, S Main St.


Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Do not attempt to cross
water-covered roadways, bridges, or low-level crossings. Only a few
inches of rapidly flowing water can carry away your vehicle. It is
not worth the risk. Please TURN AROUND, DON`T DROWN.

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.


LAT...LON 3572 8187 3569 8186 3552 8196 3543 8213
      3552 8220 3553 8217 3555 8222 3581 8199



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