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Flood Advisory for Watauga County – Friday August 5, 2022

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Last Updated on August 5, 2022 2:05 pm

…Showers and Thunderstorms Persist Across Eastern Watauga County in Northwest North Carolina…

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Watauga NC-
146 PM EDT Fri Aug 5 2022

…FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 445 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON…

  • WHAT…Flooding caused by excessive rainfall is expected.
  • WHERE…Eastern Watauga County in Northwest North Carolina.
  • WHEN…Until 445 PM EDT.
  • IMPACTS…Minor flooding in low-lying and poor drainage areas.
  • ADDITIONAL DETAILS…
  • At 145 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to
    thunderstorms. Overflowing poor drainage areas will cause
    minor flooding in the advisory area. Between 1 and 1.5 inches
    of rain have fallen. Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2
    inches are expected over the area. This additional rain will
    result in minor flooding.
  • This includes the following streams and drainages…
    Stony Fork, Dutch Creek, Grassy Creek, Valley Creek, Left
    Prong Stony Fork, Brushy Fork, Laurel Fork, Meat Camp Creek,
    Norris Fork, Elk Creek, Crab Orchard Creek, Spice Bottom
    Creek, South Fork Laurel Creek and South Fork New River.
  • Some locations that will experience flooding include…
    Boone… Blowing Rock…
    Todd… Foscoe…
    Deep Gap… Seven Devils…
    Sands…
  • http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood

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.

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