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Rutherford County Sheriff's Office
Tuesday November 13th, 2018 :: 03:14 p.m. EST


New event. Areal Flood Watch from 11/14/2018 12:00 PM to 11/15/2018 7:00 PM EST for Rutherford County. More information.

Southern Jackson-Transylvania-Henderson-Cleveland-Lincoln-Gaston-
Mecklenburg-Cabarrus-Union-Caldwell Mountains-Greater Caldwell-
Burke Mountains-Greater Burke-McDowell Mountains-Eastern McDowell-
Rutherford Mountains-Greater Rutherford-Polk Mountains-
Eastern Polk-Oconee Mountains-Pickens Mountains-
Greenville Mountains-Greater Oconee-Greater Pickens-
Greater Greenville-Spartanburg-Cherokee-York-Anderson-Abbeville-
Including the cities of Clayton, Pine Mountain, Mountain City,
Cornelia, Baldwin, Demorest, Clarkesville, Hollywood, Boydville,
Toccoa, Royston, Whitworth, Lavonia, Franklin Springs, Canon,
Hartwell, Nuberg, Reed Creek, Elberton, Fortsonia, Middleton,
Ruckersville, Ingalls, Banner Elk, Newland, Bethlehem, Ellendale,
Millersville, Taylorsville, Hiddenite, Stony Point, Statesville,
Mooresville, Farmington, Fork Church, Mocksville, Advance, Swiss,
Burnsville, Celo, Micaville, Ramseytown, Busick,
Mount Mitchell State Park, Spruce Pine, Poplar, Asheville,
Hickory, Newton, St. Stephens, Salisbury, Franklin,
Rainbow Springs, Kyle, Nantahala Lake, Highlands, Wolf Mountain,
Cashiers, Brevard, Cedar Mountain, Little River, Hendersonville,
Fletcher, Dana, East Flat Rock, Tuxedo, Etowah, Shelby,
Kings Mountain, Lincolnton, Crouse, Gastonia, Charlotte,
Huntersville, Matthews, Concord, Kannapolis, Monroe, Trinity,
Indian Trail, Weddington, Patterson, Kings Creek, Lenoir,
Sawmills, Granite Falls, Jonas Ridge, Morganton, Pleasant Grove,
Valdese, Ashford, Sugar Hill, Woodlawn, Old Fort, Marion, Nebo,
Dysartsville, Fero, Glenwood, Lake Lure, Forest City,
Rutherfordton, Spindale, Saluda, Tryon, Columbus, Lake Adger,
Mill Spring, Mountain Rest, Walhalla, Westminster, Pumpkintown,
Tigerville, Gowensville, Caesars Head, Cleveland, Marietta,
Seneca, Oakway, Easley, Dacusville, Clemson, Greenville, Taylors,
Greer, Mauldin, Fork Shoals, Simpsonville, Berea, Spartanburg,
Gaffney, Catawba, Rock Hill, Anderson, Abbeville, Calhoun Falls,
Laurens, Clinton, Union, Monarch Mills, Blackstock, Chester,
Cornwell, Great Falls, Ware Shoals, and Ninety Six
311 PM EST Tue Nov 13 2018


The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued

* Flood Watch for portions of northeast Georgia, North Carolina,
and upstate South Carolina, including the following areas, in
northeast Georgia, Elbert, Franklin, Habersham, Hart, Rabun,
and Stephens. In North Carolina, Alexander, Avery, Buncombe,
Burke Mountains, Cabarrus, Caldwell Mountains, Catawba,
Cleveland, Davie, Eastern McDowell, Eastern Polk, Gaston,
Greater Burke, Greater Caldwell, Greater Rutherford,
Henderson, Iredell, Lincoln, Macon, McDowell Mountains,
Mecklenburg, Mitchell, Polk Mountains, Rowan, Rutherford
Mountains, Southern Jackson, Transylvania, Union, and Yancey.
In upstate South Carolina, Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee,
Chester, Greater Greenville, Greater Oconee, Greater Pickens,
Greenville Mountains, Greenwood, Laurens, Oconee Mountains,
Pickens Mountains, Spartanburg, Union, and York.

* from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday evening

* A deep low pressure system over the plains will bring abundant
Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico moisture to the southeast Wednesday
into Thursday. Widespread rainfall totals of 2 to 3 inches will
be possible across much of the western Carolinas and northeast
Georgia during the period, with the bulk of the heavy rain
falling on Wednesday night.

* This heavy rainfall will impact locations that received 2 to 4
inches of rain on Monday. The ground remains saturated and
stream levels across the region are running quite high. This
could lead to more widespread flooding along rivers and streams
than observed with the Monday system.


A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.

Rutherford County Sheriff's Office
198 N Washington St
Rutherfordton, NC 28139

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 828-287-6247

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