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Rabun County Sheriffs Office
Saturday August 6th, 2016 :: 03:56 p.m. EDT

Advisory

Flood Watch in effect for Rabun County thru 8 AM Monday August 8th, 2016.

URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WATCH

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
253 PM EDT SAT AUG 6 2016

...THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAIN EXPECTED SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...

A SLOW-MOVING FRONTAL BOUNDARY WILL DROP INTO THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS TONIGHT AND STALL ACROSS THE AREA ON SUNDAY. MOISTURE WILL INCREASE ACROSS THE AREA AS THE FRONT MOVES IN. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP MAINLY ALONG AND EAST OF THE BLUE RIDGE BRINGING THE THREAT OF HEAVY RAIN AND A HEIGHTENED RISK OF FLASH FLOODING.

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CLAYTON…MOUNTAIN CITY...CORNELIA...BALDWIN...DEMOREST...CLARKESVILLE...HOLLYWOOD...TOCCOA-SOME EXCESSIVE RAINFALL AMOUNTS COULD OCCUR. AREAS ARE FORECAST TO SEE BETWEEN 1 AND 3 INCHES OF RAINFALL...WITH LOCALLY UP TO 5 INCHES.

* RAINFALL IS EXPECTED TO RESULT IN FLASH FLOODING ALONG SMALL CREAKS AND STREAMS. DEBRIS FLOWS MAY RESULT ALONG SLOPES IF STORMS ARE ABLE TO ANCHOR OVER THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

Address/Location
Rabun County Sheriffs Office
25 Courthouse Square
Clayton, GA 30525

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 706-782-3612

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