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Rutherford County Sheriff's Office
Wednesday November 14th, 2018 :: 11:51 a.m. EST


Flood Watch Continues through Thursday Evening


The Flood Watch continues 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. 

* through Thursday evening

* A deep low pressure system over the plains will bring abundant 
  Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico moisture to the Southeast today 
  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 tonight. 

* 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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