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Flash Flood Warning for Watauga County, NC, Ashe County, NC, Wilkes County, NC until 7:15pm – Thursday Aug 13, 2020

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BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
420 PM EDT Thu Aug 13 2020

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a

  • Flash Flood Warning for…
    Southwestern Ashe County in northwestern North Carolina…
    Eastern Watauga County in northwestern North Carolina…
    Southwestern Wilkes County in northwestern North Carolina…
  • Until 715 PM EDT.
  • At 420 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing
    heavy rain developing across northern Watauga County and moving
    southeast across the eastern half of Watauga County. Very heavy
    potentially flooding rainfall is expected in Deep Gap, Boone,
    Fleetwood, Meat Camp, and surrounding areas. Flash flooding is
    expected to begin shortly.

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, Blowing Rock, Deep Gap, Todd, Wilbar, Cascade Falls and
    Summit.

This includes the following locations…
Appalachian State University.

This includes the following streams and drainages…
Little Fork Creek, Grassy Creek, Flat Branch, Elk Creek, Bee Tree
Branch, Left Prong Stony Fork, Darnell Creek, Clear Branch, Laurel
Fork, Little Dugger Creek, Call Creek, Little Fork, Fall Creek,
Dugger Creek and Meat Camp Creek.

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.

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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