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Flood Advisory for Watauga & Ashe – Tuesday May 25, 2021

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Last Updated on May 25, 2021 5:03 pm

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Alleghany NC-Watauga NC-Ashe NC-Carroll VA-City of Galax VA-
Grayson VA-
456 PM EDT Tue May 25 2021

The National Weather Service in BLACKSBURG has issued a

  • Flood Advisory for Minor Flooding in Poor Drainage Areas for…
    Alleghany County in northwestern North Carolina…
    Watauga County in northwestern North Carolina…
    Ashe County in northwestern North Carolina…
    Southwestern Carroll County in southwestern Virginia…
    The City of Galax in southwestern Virginia…
    Southeastern Grayson County in southwestern Virginia…
  • Until 645 PM EDT.
  • At 451 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated a persistent area of
    showers and thunderstorms extending from Beech Mountain and
    Boone northeast through West Jefferson, Jefferson, and Sparta.
    Isolated locations will see over an inch of rainfall in less
    than an hour. This can result in overflowing poor drainage
    areas will result in minor flooding in the advisory area.
  • Some locations that will experience flooding include…
    Boone…
    Galax…
    Sparta…
    Jefferson…
    West Jefferson…
    Independence…
    and Lansing.

This includes the following Location Appalachian State University.

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.

A Flood Advisory means river or stream flows are elevated, or ponding
of water in urban or other areas is occurring or is imminent.

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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