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Flash Flood Warning for Watauga, Ashe, Alleghany – Oct 29, 2020

Last Updated on October 29, 2020 8:45 am

Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
834 AM EDT Thu Oct 29 2020

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a

  • Flash Flood Warning for…
    Western Alleghany NC County in northwestern North Carolina…
    Ashe County in northwestern North Carolina…
    Watauga County in northwestern North Carolina…
  • Until 245 PM EDT Thursday.
  • At 834 AM EDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing
    heavy rain across the warned area. Between 1 and 3 inches of rain
    have fallen. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin

HAZARD…Flash flooding caused by thunderstorms.

SOURCE…Doppler radar.

IMPACT…Flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas,
highways, streets and underpasses as well as other
drainage and low lying areas.

  • Some locations that will experience flash flooding include…
    Boone, Jefferson, West Jefferson, Blowing Rock, Beech Mountain,
    Lansing and Todd.

This includes the following locations…
Appalachian State University.

This includes the following streams and drainages…
Big Laurel Creek, Brushy Fork, Big Horse Creek, Beaverdam Creek,
Call Creek, Cove Creek, Beech Creek and Beaver Creek.


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.

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.

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