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McDowell County Emergency Management
Sunday September 23rd, 2018 :: 09:55 p.m. EDT


Flash Flood Warning until 12:45AM Monday

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for... Northeastern McDowell County in western North Carolina... West central Caldwell County in western North Carolina... Northwestern Burke County in western North Carolina...

* Until 1245 AM EDT.

* At 940 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated persistent heavy rain across the warned area. Up to 4 inches of rain have fallen over the past few hours, and more rain is likely. Flash flooding is likely occurring or will begin shortly.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include... Table Rock, Linville Falls, Ashford, Jonas Ridge and B.R. Parkway-Linville Falls To Grandfather. In addition, Little Fork and Warrior Fork Creeks, and Wilson Creek have seen rapid rises in water levels and may overflow their banks. If Wilson Creek overflows its banks, Killians Campground will likely be flooded.



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. 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.

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

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

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