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Broad River Volunteer Fire & Rescue
Friday February 22nd, 2019 :: 09:02 a.m. EST


Flash Flood Warning beginning now through Monday evening, DO NOT Drive Through Standing Water

The National Weather service has issued a Flood Warning for now through late Monday. Low lying areas prone to flooding are already seeing early stages. Remember Drive Around Don’t Drown & by ignoring warnings, moving barricades, etc. places others lives at risk.
Below is the statement just issued by the weather service.
Flood Warning for the French Broad River near Fletcher. * From this morning to Monday afternoon, or until the warning is cancelled. * At 8:15 am Friday the stage was 12.2 feet and rising steadily. * Minor flood stage is 13.0 feet. * Minor flooding is forecast. * Forecast: the river will rise above minor flood stage by late this morning and continue to rise to near 14.5 feet by this evening.The river will fall below minor flood stage by late Saturday morning. * Impact... at 15.0 feet... minor flooding continues. French Broad River floodwaters may be impacting several roads within the valley, resulting in Road closures including along Glenn bridge Rd., Pinner Rd., Butler bridge Rd., Nelson Rd., Banner farm Rd., Brannon Rd., Old Brevard Hwy., And Ladson Rd. Widespread farmland flooding is ongoing with floodwaters impacting some residential and commercial property and outbuildings. Adjacent Parks and river access points along The Reach of the river are experiencing significant inundation. * Impact... at 13.0 feet... minor flood stage. French Broad River floodwaters are now inundating Banner farm Rd. Floodwaters may be approaching portions of Glenn bridge Rd. Farmland and other low-lying areas within the French Broad River valley from Etowah to Avery Creek are experiencing scattered flooding. Glenn Bridge Park and river access is experiencing scattered flooding. * Impact... at 12.0 feet... action stage continues. Glenn Bridge Park river access is experiencing minor flooding. Westfeldt park is experiencing scattered flooding. French Broad River floodwaters are causing isolated to widely scattered farmland flooding. * Impact... at 11.5 feet... action stage flooding continues. Butler bridge Rd. Is inundated with up to 6 inches of floodwaters from the French Broad River, forcing Road closure. * Impact... at 10.0 feet... action/advisory stage. The French Broad River has exceeded bankfull at the gauge site. Isolated farmland flooding is beginning across the French Broad River valley from Etowah downstream to Avery Creek upstream of the gauge site.


If you live in an area known for flooding you should begin preparing now for an alternate place to go for higher ground, don’t wait until it happens.

Broad River Volunteer Fire & Rescue
44 Broad River VFD Rd
Black Mountain, NC 28711

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 828-669-0488

Alert Details

Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Future - Responsive action SHOULD be taken in the near future
Likely (p > ~50%)
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Flood Warning

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