Flash Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Blacksburg, VA

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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service BLACKSBURG VA
851 PM EDT Fri Apr 19 2019

The National Weather Service in BLACKSBURG has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for...
  Wilkes County in northwestern North Carolina...
  Watauga County in northwestern North Carolina...
  Ashe County in northwestern North Carolina...

* Until 1145 PM EDT

* At 846 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing
  torrential rainfall and continuing to track over the same general
  areas from Boone to Jefferson to the Virginia/North Carolina state
  line. The ground in this area is saturated from previous rainfall
  and this additional rainfall will quickly result in flooding and
  flash flooding. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
  Boone...
  North Wilkesboro...
  Wilkesboro...
  Jefferson...
  and West Jefferson.

Excessive rainfall over the warned area will cause mud slides near
steep terrain. The mud slide can consist of rock, mud, vegetation and
other loose materials.

This includes the following streams and drainages...
Darnell Creek...
Big Sandy Creek...
Ripshin Branch...
Mulberry Creek...
and Clear Branch.

This includes The following Location Appalachian State University.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.

In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are
potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to cross flooded
roads. Find an alternate route.

When it is safe to do so, please send your reports of flooding,
including mudslides or flooded roads, to the National Weather Service
by calling toll free at 1...8 6 6...2 1 5...4 3 2 4. Reports and
pictures can also be shared on the National Weather Service
Blacksburg Facebook page and on Twitter.

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LAT...LON 3636 8180 3634 8171 3641 8174 3659 8168
      3657 8135 3636 8126 3643 8117 3643 8109
      3637 8103 3640 8096 3633 8087 3606 8088
      3603 8123 3600 8133 3607 8141 3612 8155
      3611 8181 3616 8182 3622 8191 3629 8192

$$

RAB


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