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Flood Advisory for Watauga County – Wednesday Aug 12, 2020

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Last Updated on August 12, 2020 4:09 pm

Watauga NC-
400 PM EDT Wed Aug 12 2020

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a

  • Flood Advisory for Poor Drainage Areas for…
    Watauga County in northwestern North Carolina…
  • Until 700 PM EDT.
  • At 400 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to
    thunderstorms. Overflowing poor drainage areas will cause minor
    flooding in the advisory area. Between 2 and 3 inches of rain have
    fallen today, with the ground saturated from previous heavy
    rainfall earlier this week.
  • Flooding of low-lying, poor drainage, and low-lying areas.
    Mudslides possible in areas of steep terrain.

Some locations that will experience flooding include…
Boone, Blowing Rock, Beech Mountain, Sugar Grove, Foscoe, Todd and
Deep Gap.

Additional rainfall of 1 to 3 inches is expected over the area. This
additional rain will result in minor flooding.

This includes the following streams and drainages…
Brushy Fork, Elk Creek, George Gap Branch, Beech Creek, Beaverdam
Creek, Flat Branch, Craborchard Creek, Cove Creek, Fall Creek,
Dugger Creek and Dutch Creek.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Flood Advisory means river or stream flows are elevated, or
ponding of water in urban or other areas is occurring or is imminent.

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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