Flash Flood Warning For Watauga County Until 10pm Tuesday May 29, 2018

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BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service BLACKSBURG VA
606 PM EDT TUE MAY 29 2018

The National Weather Service in BLACKSBURG has issued a

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

* Until 1000 PM EDT

* At 603 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated that several rounds of
heavy rainfall have traversed Watauga County within the past hour
or so. A line of thunderstorms with very heavy rainfall was moving
north from Alexander and Caldwell counties. This additional
rainfall could easily initiate flash flooding very quickly across
Watauga County. Flash Flooding is imminent.

Rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches have been observed during the
past hour and an additional 2 inches of rainfall is possible within
the warned area.

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

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…
Stony Fork…
Meat Camp Creek…
Vanderpool Creek…
Watauga River…
and Craborchard Creek.

This includes The following Location Appalachian State University.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

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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