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Henderson County Sheriff's Office
Friday February 22nd, 2019 :: 09:31 p.m. EST


Flood Warning until 01:00AM Tuesday

French Broad River At Blantyre affecting Henderson and Transylvania Counties. French Broad River Near Fletcher affecting Buncombe and Henderson Counties. ...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in North Carolina... South Fork Catawba River At Lowell affecting Gaston County. .Runoff from previous heavy rain will result in the river remaining above flood stage. The Flood Warning continues for The French Broad River At Blantyre.

* until late Monday night.

* At 9:01 PM Friday the stage was 18.5 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 18.7 feet by early Saturday morning. The river will fall below Minor Flood Stage early Monday afternoon.

* Impact...At 18.0 feet...Minor Flooding continues. 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 Rd. and River Ridge Rd. The intersection of River Rd. and Big Willow Rd. is inundated with several inches of water.

* Impact...At 17.0 feet...Minor Flooding continues. Floodwaters continue to inundate farmland between the French Broad River and the railroad tracks. Floodwaters may start to inundate the shoulders of River Road near the Big Willow Road intersection. Floodwaters continue to impact boat access areas at Grove Bridge Rd. and Crab Creek Rd.

* Impact...At 16.0 feet...Minor Flood Stage. Farmland flooding continues on both sides of the French Broad River. Floodwaters begin to impact boat access areas at Grove Bridge Rd. and Crab Creek Rd.



PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... The latest stages and forecasts for rivers can be found on our web page at Please report high water...flooding and landslides to the National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg by calling toll free...1...8 0 0...2 6 7...8 1 0 1...or by posting on our Facebook page...or tweet it using hashtag nwsgsp. Your message should describe the event and the specific location where it occurred.

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

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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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