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Flood Advisory until 8:45pm for Watauga, Ashe ,Wilkes – Tuesday May 19, 2020

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444 PM EDT Tue May 19 2020

The National Weather Service in BLACKSBURG has issued a

  • Flood Advisory for…
    Northwestern Wilkes County in northwestern North Carolina…
    Watauga County in northwestern North Carolina…
    Ashe County in northwestern North Carolina…
  • Until 845 PM EDT.
  • At 441 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated persistent moderate rain
    that will cause minor flooding in the advisory area. Over an inch
    has fallen since 2pm, and more is expected through late afternoon.
  • Some locations that will experience flooding include…
    Boone…
    Jefferson…
    West Jefferson…
    Blowing Rock…
    Lansing…
    Foscoe…
    and Glendale Springs.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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

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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