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Cherokee County, NC Emergency Management
Thursday May 31st, 2018 :: 03:45 p.m. EDT

Alert

Flash Flood Warning until 06:45PM

The National Weather Service in Morristown has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for... Cherokee County in southwestern North Carolina... Clay County in southwestern North Carolina...

* Until 645 PM EDT.

* At 338 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include... Andrews, Murphy, Hayesville, Shooting Creek, Tusquitee, Violet, Hot House, Hiawasse Dam, Brasstown, Marble, Culberson and Unaka.

* AFFECTED AREAS: CHEROKEE ... CLAY

Instructions:

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. 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. Please report flooding to your local law enforcement agency when you can do so safely.

Address/Location
Cherokee County, NC Emergency Management
59 Hiwassee St
Murphy, NC 28906

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 828-837-7352

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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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