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Henderson County Sheriff's Office
Sunday February 24th, 2019 :: 08:58 a.m. EST


Flood Warning until 07:00PM Tuesday

French Broad River At Blantyre affecting Henderson and Transylvania Counties. French Broad River Near Fletcher affecting Buncombe and Henderson Counties. .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 Tuesday morning.

* At 8:16 AM Sunday the stage was 18.2 feet. The river crested at 18.63 feet early Saturday.

* Minor Flood Stage is 16.0 feet.

* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.

* FORECAST: The river will continue to slowly fall to below Minor Flood Stage by Tuesday morning.

* 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.

* Impact...At 15.0 feet...Action Stage. Most farm fields are flooding between the French Broad River and Brevard Rd. and between the French Broad River and Pleasant Grove 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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