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Flood Advisory for Watauga County – Tuesday, July 27, 2021

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Last Updated on July 27, 2021 8:53 pm

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Watauga NC-
841 PM EDT Tue Jul 27 2021

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a

  • Flood Advisory for…
    Southeastern Watauga County in northwestern North Carolina…
  • Until 1145 PM EDT.
  • At 841 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 2 inches of rain have
    fallen.
  • Some locations that will experience flooding include…
    Boone… Rutherwood…
    Sands… Aho…
    Meat Camp…

This includes the following streams and drainages…
South Fork New River, Brushy Fork, Elk Creek, Grassy Creek, Meat
Camp Creek, Stony Fork, Laurel Fork, Norris Fork and South Fork
Laurel Creek.

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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