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Henderson County Sheriff's Office
Friday April 19th, 2019 :: 10:03 a.m. EDT


Flood Warning until 11:25AM Sunday

French Broad River At Blantyre affecting Henderson and Transylvania Counties .Runoff from heavy rain will cause the river to rise above flood stage. Remember...river stage forecasts are based on observed and forecasted rainfall. If actual rainfall varies from the forecast values...the river stage will vary accordingly. The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a

* Flood Warning for the French Broad River At Blantyre.

* from late tonight to Sunday morning...or until the warning is cancelled.

* At 8:30 AM Friday the stage was 10.5 feet

* Minor Flood Stage is 16.0 feet.

* Minor flooding is forecast.

* FORECAST: The river will rise above Minor Flood Stage by early Saturday morning and continue to rise to near 17.0 feet by Saturday morning.the river will fall below Minor Flood Stage by Saturday late evening.

* 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... Do not drive cars through flooded areas. Remember...night time makes it difficult to recognize flooded areas. 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

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

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Alert Details

Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Expected - Responsive action SHOULD be taken soon (within next hour)
Likely (p > ~50%)
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Flood Warning

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