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Flood Warning In Effect Until 6:45pm Today – Saturday Feb 23, 2019

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Last Updated on November 20, 2019 6:18 pm

Alleghany NC-Watauga NC-Ashe NC-Carroll VA-City of Galax VA-
Grayson VA-
1254 PM EST SAT FEB 23 2019

The National Weather Service in BLACKSBURG has issued a

* Flood Warning for Small Streams in…
Western Alleghany County in northwestern North Carolina…
Watauga County in northwestern North Carolina…
Ashe County in northwestern North Carolina…
Southwestern Carroll County in southwestern Virginia…
The City of Galax in southwestern Virginia…
Grayson County in southwestern Virginia…

* Until 645 PM EST

* At 1248 PM EST, Doppler radar continued to show moderate rain over 
the North Carolina mountains into southwest Virginia. Stream and 
river gages are rising rapidly, and the Watauga River at Sugar 
Grove in Watauga County has already risen above flood stage.

* Another third to three-quarters of an inch on top of what has 
already fallen since Friday will keep the threat of flooding going 
through the afternoon.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include…
Boone…
Galax…
Sparta…
Jefferson…
and West Jefferson.

* Some specific locations that are flooding or may flood include… 
Sugar Grove along the Watauga River… 
Clifton along the North Fork of the New River…
and Galax along Chestnut Creek.

This includes The following Location Appalachian State University.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams, country roads, farmland, and other low lying
spots.

The rains may trigger rockslides, mudslides and debris flows in steep
terrain.

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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