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Henderson County Sheriff's Office
Friday February 22nd, 2019 :: 10:32 a.m. EST


Flood Warning until 10:36AM Tuesday

French Broad River At Blantyre affecting Henderson and Transylvania Counties. .The Upper French Broad River basin has received 1-2 inches of rainfall over the past 24 hours and 3-5 inches of rainfall over the past 48 hours. This rainfall has occurred over saturated soils creating above-normal runoff and streamflow response and resulting in significant rises along the French Broad River and its tributaries. A combination of routed flow from the Upper French Broad and local inflow near the French Broad River at Blantyre is causing the river to flood adjacent low-lying areas. Additional rainfall will aid in keeping river in flood through the weekend, so it is important to monitor the latest forecasts and flood products. The Flood Warning continues for The French Broad River At Blantyre.

* until Tuesday morning.

* At 10 AM Friday the stage was 17.9 feet.

* Minor Flood Stage is 16.0 feet.

* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.

* FORECAST: The river will continue rising to near 18.5 feet by early Saturday morning. The river will fall below Minor Flood Stage Monday night.

* Impact...At 18.0 feet...Widespread farmland flooding between the French Broad River and the railroad tracks is ongoing. The river may be overtopping the railroad tracks near Fodderstack Mountain and River Ridge Roads. The intersection of River and Big Willow Roads is inundated with several inches of water. Floodwaters continue to impact boat access areas at Grove Bridge and Crab Creek Roads.



PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... The latest stages and forecasts for rivers can be found on our web page at

Henderson County Sheriff's Office
100 North Grove Street
Hendersonville, NC 28792

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 828-697-4912

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Alert Details

Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Immediate - Responsive action SHOULD be taken immediately
Observed - Determined to have occurred or to be ongoing
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Flood Warning

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