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Henderson County Sheriff's Office
Wednesday July 31st, 2019 :: 07:21 p.m. EDT

Advisory

Flash Flood Warning until 10:15PM

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for... Western Rutherford County in western North Carolina... Northeastern Henderson County in western North Carolina...

* Until 1015 PM EDT.

* At 718 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Up to three inches of rain have fallen over the past few hours. Flash flooding is likely occurring or will begin shortly.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include... Lake Lure, Chimney Rock Village, Chimney Rock State Park, Bat Cave and Edneyville.

* AFFECTED AREAS: HENDERSON, NC ... RUTHERFORD, NC

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. 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.

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

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

TEXT-A-TIP -  Text TIP HENDERSON followed by your message, to 888777

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Alert Details

Severity:
Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Urgency:
Immediate - Responsive action SHOULD be taken immediately
Certainty:
Likely (p > ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Flash Flood Warning

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