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Rutherford County Sheriff's Office
Saturday February 23rd, 2019 :: 07:17 a.m. EST


New event. Areal Flood Watch from 2/23/2019 3:58 AM to 2/24/2019 12:00 PM EST for Rutherford County.

Rowan-Graham-Northern Jackson-Macon-Southern Jackson-Transylvania-
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-
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, Ingalls, Banner Elk, Newland,
Bethlehem, Ellendale, Millersville, Taylorsville, Hiddenite,
Stony Point, Statesville, Mooresville, Farmington, Fork Church,
Mocksville, Advance, Faust, Mars Hill, Marshall, Walnut,
Allenstand, Hot Springs, Luck, Swiss, Burnsville, Celo,
Micaville, Ramseytown, Busick, Mount Mitchell State Park,
Spruce Pine, Poplar, Newfound Gap, Alarka, Almond, Bryson City,
Luada, Smokemont, Wesser, Waynesville, Waterville, Canton, Cruso,
Cove Creek, Lake Junaluska, Asheville, Hickory, Newton,
St. Stephens, Salisbury, Robbinsville, Stecoah, Cullowhee,
Tuckasegee, Sylva, 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, 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, and Anderson
358 AM EST Sat Feb 23 2019


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, 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, Graham, Greater
Burke, Greater Caldwell, Greater Rutherford, Haywood,
Henderson, Iredell, Lincoln, Macon, Madison, McDowell
Mountains, Mecklenburg, Mitchell, Northern Jackson, Polk
Mountains, Rowan, Rutherford Mountains, Southern Jackson,
Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey. In upstate South Carolina,
Anderson, Cherokee, Greater Greenville, Greater Oconee,
Greater Pickens, Greenville Mountains, Oconee Mountains,
Pickens Mountains, Spartanburg, and York.

* through Sunday morning

* Many area rivers have already risen out of their banks or have
caused minor flooding. Additional rainfall today and tonight,
and especially early Sunday, will cause rivers to keep rising.
This will result in flooding on some rivers where it may not
have occurred recently, and in poorly drained areas even away
from rivers.

* Roads may cover with water in some areas, becoming impassable.
Rivers may rise into campgrounds, parks, and other recreational
sites along their banks.


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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