Flash Flood Warning For Watauga County Until 11pm Thursday May 31, 2018

 

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service BLACKSBURG VA
707 PM EDT THU MAY 31 2018

The National Weather Service in BLACKSBURG has issued a

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

* Until 1100 PM EDT

* At 705 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated an area of strong
thunderstorms with very heavy rainfall moving southeast from
Johnson County Tennessee that will affect much of Watauga County
with very heavy rainfall during the next hour. The ground across
many parts of Watauga County is totally saturated from repeated
heavy rainfall over the past couple of weeks. Sharp rises on
creeks, streams, and in poor drainage areas can be expected. Flash
Flooding will begin very quickly in areas of heavy rainfall.

* 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.

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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