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Flood Advisory for Watauga County, NC, Ashe County, NC, Wilkes County, NC – Thursday August 12, 2021

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Last Updated on August 12, 2021 2:30 pm

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Alleghany NC NC-Ashe NC-Surry NC-Watauga NC-Wilkes NC-
227 PM EDT Thu Aug 12 2021

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a

  • Flood Advisory for…
    Southeastern Alleghany NC County in northwestern North Carolina…
    Southeastern Ashe County in northwestern North Carolina…
    Northwestern Surry County in northwestern North Carolina…
    Southeastern Watauga County in northwestern North Carolina…
    Central Wilkes County in northwestern North Carolina…
  • Until 530 PM EDT.
  • At 227 PM 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 3 inches of rain have
    fallen.
  • Some locations that will experience flooding include…
    Boone… North Wilkesboro…
    Sparta… Mc Grady…
    Wilbar… Traphill…
    Glendale Springs…

This includes the following streams and drainages…
Cooks Creek, Cane Creek, Church Branch, Clear Branch, Christian
Creek, Bee Tree Branch, Beaverdam Creek, Big Sandy Creek, Camp
Branch, Basin Creek, Big Pine Creek, Brush Creek and Big Bugaboo
Creek.

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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