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McDowell County Emergency Management
Friday August 10th, 2018 :: 08:03 p.m. EDT


Flood Advisory until 09:45PM

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a

* Small Stream Flood Advisory for... Northwestern McDowell County in western North Carolina...

* Until 945 PM EDT.

* At 749 PM EDT, emergency management reported heavy rain had led to bankfull conditions on some small streams in northwest McDowell County, including Buck Creek. Up to two inches of rain have fallen since mid-afternoon. With rain continuing in this area, minor flooding is likely. In addition to Buck Creek, Armstrong Creek and the North Fork of the Catawba River are at particular risk. Curtis Creek, Newberry Creek, and Mill Creek, northwest of Old Fort, have also seen significant rainfall accumulation and could flood.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include... Old Fort, North Cove, Pleasant Gardens, Ashford, Little Switzerland, Woodlawn, Linville Falls, Lake James, and the Blue Ridge Parkway between Craggy and Linville.



Heavy rainfall will cause rapid rises on small creeks and streams, possibly flooding low water crossings and farmland. Do not attempt to travel across flooded roads. Turn around, dont drown. In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to cross flooded roads. Turn around, dont drown. Only when it is safe to do so, please report floodwaters 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.

McDowell County Emergency Management
41 S Garden St
Marion, NC 28752

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 828-652-3241

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Alert Details

Minor - Minimal to no known threat to life or property
Expected - Responsive action SHOULD be taken soon (within next hour)
Likely (p > ~50%)
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Flood Advisory

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