Flood Warning Issued Until 2:45pm Today – Friday August 3, 2018

 

847 AM EDT FRI AUG 3 2018

The National Weather Service in BLACKSBURG has issued a

* Flood Warning for…
Northwestern Alleghany County in northwestern North Carolina…
Watauga County in northwestern North Carolina…
Ashe County in northwestern North Carolina…
Smyth County in southwestern Virginia…
Wythe County in southwestern Virginia…
Western Grayson County in southwestern Virginia…

* Until 245 PM EDT Friday

* At 844 AM EDT, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated
that moderate to heavy rain was falling over the area. The rain
will cause flooding especially along the Watauga River near Sugar
Grove and within smaller creeks and streams from western Ashe
county into western Grayson and Wythe counties. Up to two inches
of rain have already fallen with another inch or two possible
through early this afternoon.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include…
Boone…
Wytheville…
Marion…
Chilhowie…
and Jefferson.

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.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams, country roads, farmland, and other low lying
spots.

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.