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Flood Advisory for Watauga County, NC, Ashe County, NC – July 1, 2021 until 8:30pm

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Last Updated on July 1, 2021 5:33 pm

A large cluster of thunderstorms will continue moving across southwest Virginia and northwest North Carolina this evening.

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Alleghany NC NC-Ashe NC-Watauga NC-Bland VA-Carroll VA-Grayson VA-
Pulaski VA-Smyth VA-Wythe VA-
529 PM EDT Thu Jul 1 2021

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a

* Flood Advisory for…
Northwestern Alleghany NC County in northwestern North Carolina…
Ashe County in northwestern North Carolina…
North Central Watauga County in northwestern North Carolina…
Southern Bland County in southwestern Virginia…
Northwestern Carroll County in southwestern Virginia…
Grayson County in southwestern Virginia…
Southwestern Pulaski County in southwestern Virginia…
Smyth County in southwestern Virginia…
Wythe County in southwestern Virginia…

* Until 830 PM EDT.

* At 529 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to
thunderstorms. Minor flooding is ongoing or expected to begin
shortly in the advisory area.

* Low-lying areas and poor drainage areas may flood. Streams and
creeks may overflow their banks leading to flooding of roads.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include…
Wytheville, Marion, Saltville, Chilhowie, Jefferson, Rural Retreat
and West Jefferson.

This includes the following streams and drainages…
Big Laurel Creek, Brown Lick Branch, Big Horse Creek, Blue Spring
Creek, Big Reed Island Creek, Bridle Creek, Beaverdam Creek, Bear
Branch and Beaver Creek.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

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