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Flood Advisory for Watauga County, NC, Ashe County, NC, Wilkes County, NC – Monday September 5, 2022

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Last Updated on September 5, 2022 11:04 am

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Alleghany NC NC-Ashe NC-Watauga NC-Wilkes NC-
1056 AM EDT Mon Sep 5 2022

…FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON…

  • WHAT…Flooding caused by excessive rainfall is expected.
  • WHERE…A portion of northwest North Carolina, including the
    following counties, Alleghany NC, Ashe, Watauga and Wilkes.
  • WHEN…Until 200 PM EDT.
  • IMPACTS…Minor flooding in low-lying and poor drainage areas.
  • ADDITIONAL DETAILS…
  • At 1053 AM EDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to
    thunderstorms. Minor flooding is ongoing or expected to begin
    shortly in the advisory area. Between 1 and 2 inches of rain
    have fallen.
  • This includes the following streams and drainages…
    Brushy Fork, Big Horse Creek, Big Warrior Creek, Beaverdam
    Creek, Beaver Creek, Beech Creek and Big Laurel Creek.
    Additional rainfall amounts of 0.5 to 2 inches are expected
    over the area. This additional rain will result in minor
    flooding.
  • Some locations that will experience flooding include…
    Boone… Jefferson…
    West Jefferson… Blowing Rock…
    Beech Mountain… Lansing…
    Deep Gap…
  • On the web go to http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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

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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