Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Flood Watch
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
330 PM EDT Sun Apr 22 2018

...HEAVY RAINFALL LATE TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT MAY PRODUCE
FLOODING ACROSS PARTS OF THE WESTERN CAROLINAS AND NORTHEAST
GEORGIA...

.A low pressure system approaching from the west will be
accompanied by abundant moisture. Strong southeasterly winds
ahead of the system will wring out very heavy rainfall across the
eastern slopes of the southern Appalachians and the adjacent
foothills starting tonight and possibly lingering through Monday
night. The duration of moderate to heavy rainfall may produce
flooding along streams, creeks, and main stem rivers within the
Watch area. Longer duration flooding along main stem rivers could
linger into mid-week.

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Elbert-
Including the cities of Elberton, Fortsonia, Middleton,
and Ruckersville
330 PM EDT Sun Apr 22 2018

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT THROUGH
TUESDAY MORNING...

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has
expanded the

* Flood Watch to include a portion of northeast Georgia,
  including the following area, Elbert.

* from midnight EDT tonight through Tuesday morning

* Abundant moisture ahead of a low pressure system slowly
  approaching from the west will yield heavy rainfall across the
  eastern slopes of the southern Appalachians and adjacent
  foothill areas tonight through at least Monday night. Rainfall
  totals of 3 to 4 inches are expected in many of these
  locations, with localized 4 to 6 inch amounts in the most
  upslope preferred areas of the eastern slopes of the
  mountains.

* Flooding may develop along streams, creeks, and main stem
  rivers, especially through the day on Monday. Flooding is most
  likely along the upper reaches of the French Broad River and
  associated tributaries. This Flood Watch may need to be
  expanded into adjacent piedmont areas if rainfall numbers are
  adjusted up any further. Additionally, flooding from the heavy
  rainfall could linger into Tuesday or beyond, especially along
  any main stem rivers that flood.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts of heavy rainfall.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
Flood Warnings. Consider moving vehicles and other property from
known, flood-prone areas. Those living in areas prone to flooding
should be prepared to take quick action should flooding develop,
including fleeing to higher ground.

&&

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Rabun-Habersham-Stephens-Franklin-Hart-Avery-Yancey-Mitchell-
Buncombe-Northern Jackson-Macon-Southern Jackson-Transylvania-
Henderson-Caldwell Mountains-Greater Caldwell-Burke Mountains-
Greater Burke-McDowell Mountains-Eastern McDowell-
Rutherford Mountains-Greater Rutherford-Polk Mountains-
Eastern Polk-Oconee Mountains-Pickens Mountains-
Greenville Mountains-Greater Oconee-Greater Pickens-
Greater Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson-
Including the cities of Clayton, Pine Mountain, Mountain City,
Cornelia, Baldwin, Demorest, Clarkesville, Hollywood, Boydville,
Toccoa, Royston, Whitworth, Lavonia, Franklin Springs, Canon,
Hartwell, Nuberg, Reed Creek, Ingalls, Banner Elk, Newland,
Swiss, Burnsville, Celo, Micaville, Ramseytown, Busick,
Mount Mitchell State Park, Spruce Pine, Poplar, Asheville,
Cullowhee, Tuckasegee, Sylva, Franklin, Rainbow Springs, Kyle,
Nantahala Lake, Highlands, Wolf Mountain, Cashiers, Brevard,
Cedar Mountain, Little River, Hendersonville, Fletcher, Dana,
East Flat Rock, Tuxedo, Etowah, Patterson, Kings Creek, Lenoir,
Sawmills, Granite Falls, Jonas Ridge, Morganton, Pleasant Grove,
Valdese, Ashford, Sugar Hill, Woodlawn, Old Fort, Marion, Nebo,
Dysartsville, Fero, Glenwood, Lake Lure, Forest City,
Rutherfordton, Spindale, Saluda, Tryon, Columbus, Lake Adger,
Mill Spring, Mountain Rest, Walhalla, Westminster, Pumpkintown,
Tigerville, Gowensville, Caesars Head, Cleveland, Marietta,
Seneca, Oakway, Easley, Dacusville, Clemson, Greenville, Taylors,
Greer, Mauldin, Fork Shoals, Simpsonville, Berea, Spartanburg,
and Anderson
330 PM EDT Sun Apr 22 2018

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT
THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of northeast Georgia, western North Carolina, and
  upstate South Carolina, including the following areas, in
  northeast Georgia, Franklin, Habersham, Hart, Rabun, and
  Stephens. In western North Carolina, Avery, Buncombe, Burke
  Mountains, Caldwell Mountains, Eastern McDowell, Eastern Polk,
  Greater Burke, Greater Caldwell, Greater Rutherford,
  Henderson, Macon, McDowell Mountains, Mitchell, Northern
  Jackson, Polk Mountains, Rutherford Mountains, Southern
  Jackson, Transylvania, and Yancey. In upstate South Carolina,
  Anderson, Greater Greenville, Greater Oconee, Greater Pickens,
  Greenville Mountains, Oconee Mountains, Pickens Mountains, and
  Spartanburg.

* from midnight EDT tonight through Tuesday morning

* Abundant moisture ahead of a low pressure system slowly
  approaching from the west will yield heavy rainfall across the
  eastern slopes of the southern Appalachians and adjacent
  foothill areas tonight through at least Monday night. Rainfall
  totals of 3 to 4 inches are expected in many of these
  locations, with localized 4 to 6 inch amounts in the most
  upslope preferred areas of the eastern slopes of the
  mountains.

* Flooding may develop along streams, creeks, and main stem
  rivers, especially through the day on Monday. Flooding is most
  likely along the upper reaches of the French Broad River and
  associated tributaries. This Flood Watch may need to be
  expanded into adjacent piedmont areas if rainfall numbers are
  adjusted up any further. Additionally, flooding from the heavy
  rainfall could linger into Tuesday or beyond, especially along
  any main stem rivers that flood.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts of heavy rainfall.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
Flood Warnings. Consider moving vehicles and other property from
known, flood-prone areas. Those living in areas prone to flooding
should be prepared to take quick action should flooding develop,
including fleeing to higher ground.

&&

$$

CARROLL



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