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Flood Warning In Effect Until 10pm Tonight – Friday April 19, 2019

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Last Updated on November 20, 2019 6:18 pm

Watauga NC-
704 PM EDT Fri Apr 19 2019

The National Weather Service in BLACKSBURG has issued a

* Flood Warning for Small Streams in…
Watauga County in northwestern North Carolina…

* Until 1000 PM EDT

* At 701 PM EDT, Minor to moderate flooding will continue across
portions of Watauga county for a few more hours yet as a result of
excessive rainfall earlier today on saturated ground. The Watauga
River is currently in flood at Sugar Grove with a stage of 11.0
feet. Flood stage is 8.0 feet. Other small creeks and streams
across the county will likely be near or above bankful as well for
a few more hours.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include…
Boone…
Beech Mountain…
Foscoe…
Sugar Grove…
and Todd.

This includes the following streams and drainages…
Pond Creek…
Norris Fork…
Laurel Fork…
Meat Camp Creek…
and Three Top Creek.

This includes The following Location Appalachian State University
and vicinity.

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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