Last Updated on August 14, 2022 11:30 pm
Alert for Watauga; Wilkes (North Carolina) Issued by the National Weather Service
NWS Blacksburg (Southwest Virginia)
Flood Advisory issued August 14 at 11:21PM EDT by NWS Blacksburg
…FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 230 AM EDT MONDAY…
* WHAT…Flooding caused by excessive rainfall is expected.
* WHERE…A portion of northwest North Carolina, including the
following counties, Watauga and Wilkes.
* WHEN…Until 230 AM EDT.
* IMPACTS…Minor flooding in low-lying and poor drainage areas.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…
– At 1121 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to
thunderstorms. Minor flooding is ongoing or expected to begin
shortly in the advisory area. Between 0.5 and 1.5 inches of
rain have fallen.
– This includes the following streams and drainages…
Church Branch, Dugger Creek, Cane Creek, Big Bugaboo Creek,
Beaver Creek, Big Warrior Creek, Cub Creek, Bussels Creek,
Camp Branch and Bee Tree Branch.
Additional rainfall amounts up to 0.5 inches are expected
over the area. This additional rain will result in minor
– Some locations that will experience flooding include…
North Wilkesboro… Wilkesboro…
Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.
Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.
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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