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Henderson County Sheriff's Office
Friday January 12th, 2018 :: 02:35 a.m. EST

Advisory

Flood Warning until 04:30AM Friday

...A FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 430 AM EST FOR TRANSYLVANIA...SOUTHERN HENDERSON AND SOUTHEASTERN JACKSON COUNTIES... At 230 AM EST, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated an area of very heavy rainfall across the warned area. 3 to 4 inches of rain have fallen since 6:00 PM, with an additional 1 to 2 inches possible. Some locations that will experience flooding include... Hendersonville, Brevard, Flat Rock, Etowah, Laurel Park, Rosman, Lake Toxaway, Looking Glass, Dupont State Forest and Gorges State Park.

* AFFECTED AREAS: HENDERSON ... JACKSON ... TRANSYLVANIA

Instructions:

Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Do not attempt to cross water-covered roadways, bridges, or low-level crossings. Only a few inches of rapidly flowing water can carry away your vehicle. It is not worth the risk. Please TURN AROUND, DON`T DROWN. Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding. In hilly and mountainous terrain, there are hundreds of low-water crossings which can be dangerous in heavy rain. Low-water crossings can be submerged by flood waters quickly and without warning. Never attempt to travel across flooded crossings. Find an alternate route. It takes only a few inches of swiftly flowing water to carry vehicles away. When it is safe to do so, please report flood waters or landslides flowing over roads or threatening property to the National Weather Service by calling toll free, 1, 800, 2 6 7, 8 1 0 1, by posting on our Facebook page, or via Twitter using hashtag NWSGSP. Your message should describe the event and the specific location where it occurred, including roadways, nearby cross streets, stream names and other landmarks.

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Address/Location
Henderson County Sheriff's Office
100 North Grove Street
Hendersonville, NC 28792

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 828-697-4912

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Alert Details

Severity:
Moderate - Possible threat to life or property
Urgency:
Expected - Responsive action SHOULD be taken soon (within next hour)
Certainty:
Likely (p > ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Flood Warning

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