Flash Flood Warning For Watauga County Until 10:45am – Thursday Oct 11, 2018

The National Weather Service in BLACKSBURG has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for…
Watauga County in northwestern North Carolina…

* Until 1045 AM EDT

* At 447 AM EDT, Doppler radar indicated that moderate to heavy
rainfall was moving into Watauga County from the south and
southeast. This rainfall is associated with the outer circulation
of Tropical Storm Michael. The rainfall will increase in intensity
and coverage through the morning and persist for an extended
period of time.

* The ground across Watauga County is totally saturated from
repeated heavy rainfall in recent weeks. Flash flooding and
flooding occurred quickly Wednesday evening as a band of heavy
rainfall in advance of Hurricane Michael moved through the area.

* Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly as rainfall increases
across the county during the next few hours.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include…
Boone…
Blowing Rock…
Beech Mountain…
Foscoe…
and Sugar Grove.

Rainfall of 1 to 3 inches, locally more, will be possible this
morning across many parts of Watauga County.

This includes the following streams and drainages…
Stony Fork…
Meat Camp Creek…
Vanderpool Creek…
Watauga River…
and Craborchard Creek.

This includes The following Location Appalachian State University.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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.

A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring.
If you are in the warned area move to higher ground immediately.
Residents living along streams and creeks should take immediate
precautions to protect life and property.

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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