Last Updated on November 20, 2019 6:18 pm
148 AM EDT Sun Jun 9 2019
The National Weather Service in BLACKSBURG has issued a
* Flood Warning for…
Watauga County in northwestern North Carolina…
* Until 745 AM EDT Sunday
* At 143 AM EDT, Doppler radar showed rain beginning to overspread
the county. Several mudslides and debris flows were reported by
county officials from excessive rainfall which fell Saturday
evening. A number of river gages are also swollen or in flood
stage, including the Watauga River near Sugar Grove and portions
of the New River. Elk Creek is also running high in eastern
portions of the county. While rain is expected to continue,
rainfall rates within bands of renewed rain have not proven to be
excessive. New rainfall amounts totaling up to one and a half
inches remain possible, which could trigger new or lead to
worsening flooding. This Areal Flood Warning replaces the Flash
Flood Warning previously in effect. If rainfall rates become
excessive, a Flash Flood Warning may be issued.
* Some locations that will experience flooding include…
and Sugar Grove.
This includes The following Location Appalachian State University.
Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.
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.