Flash Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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WGUS52 KGSP 232030

Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
430 PM EDT MON OCT 23 2017

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for...
  Western Caldwell County in western North Carolina...
  Central Burke County in western North Carolina...

* Until 1030 PM EDT Monday

* At 426 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing
  heavy rain across the warned area. Widespread rainfall totals of 1-
  3 inches has already occurred since early this morning, with most
  of the rainfall occurring over the last 2-3 hours. An additional 1-
  2 inches of rainfall is likely as the final round of rainfall
  pushes across the warned area over the next 60 minutes. This heavy
  rainfall will cause flooding of streams and other low-lying areas
  across the warned area.

* The area of greatest concern is across western Caldwell County and
  northern Burke County, especially along the following streams and
  associated tributaries: Johns River, Wilson Creek, Mills Creek,
  Mulberry Creek, Estes Mill Creek, Tough Hill Branch, Thunderhole
  Creek, Coldwater Creek, and Franklin Branch.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
  Morganton, Gamewell, Drexel, Blowing Rock In Caldwell County, South
  Mountains State Park, Edgemont, Collettsville, Pleasant Grove,
  Globe and Upton.


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

Obey all barricades, even if water is not currently over the road.
Barricades are in place for your protection and indicate areas where
flooding can occur rapidly and without warning.

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 3612 8162 3557 8154 3556 8155 3556 8157
      3557 8160 3557 8167 3558 8169 3558 8170
      3561 8172 3561 8175 3593 8177 3596 8181
      3607 8174 3611 8180 3612 8168



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