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City of Cornelia
Saturday June 8th, 2019 :: 04:02 a.m. EDT

Advisory

Flash Flood Watch until 08:00PM Sunday

Several waves of heavy rain producing showers and thunderstorms will move northward across the western Carolinas and northeast Georgia today, tonight, and Sunday. These showers will be very efficient heavy rain producers, easily dumping 1 to 2 inches of rainfall in an hour in the heaviest downpours. Some of the rain shower bands could set up such that certain locations within the Watch area experience multiple showers and thunderstorms in short succession. Although conditions have been dry over the past month, heavy rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches, with 5 to 6 inches in a few locations, affected the region on Friday. This could lead flash flooding developing quickly, especially in urban and poor drainage areas. The heavy rain threat may linger beyond the period of the current Flash Flood Watch. The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has expanded the

* Flash Flood Watch to include 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, Buncombe, Cabarrus, Gaston, Henderson, Macon, Mecklenburg, Northern Jackson, Rowan, Southern Jackson, Transylvania, and Union. In Upstate South Carolina, Anderson, Cherokee, Chester, Greater Greenville, Greater Oconee, Greater Pickens, Greenville Mountains, Oconee Mountains, Pickens Mountains, Spartanburg, Union, and York.

* through Sunday evening

* Rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches are possible across the region today through Sunday, with some locations in and near the mountains seeing 4 to 6 inches. Torrential rain showers repeatedly affecting the same location may cause flash flooding to develop very quickly.

* The heavy rainfall will cause streams to rise quickly and some might come out of their banks. Urban flooding may also occur in locations that have poor drainage. If more than 5 inches of rain were to fall, some locations along and near the Blue Ridge Escarpment could have isolated landslide activity, especially along modified slopes.

* AFFECTED AREAS: ANDERSON ... HART ... FRANKLIN ... RABUN ... GREATER PICKENS ... YORK ... TRANSYLVANIA ... UNION ... NORTHERN JACKSON ... MECKLENBURG ... HABERSHAM ... GREENVILLE MOUNTAINS ... HENDERSON ... ROWAN ... SOUTHERN JACKSON ... CHEROKEE ... GREATER GREENVILLE ... GASTON ... OCONEE MOUNTAINS ... STEPHENS ... GREATER OCONEE ... CHESTER ... SPARTANBURG ... PICKENS MOUNTAINS ... UNION ... MACON ... BUNCOMBE ... CABARRUS

Instructions:

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

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Address/Location
City of Cornelia
181 Larkin St
Cornelia, GA 30531

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Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 706-778-8585

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Alert Details

Severity:
Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Urgency:
Future - Responsive action SHOULD be taken in the near future
Certainty:
Possible (p <= ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Flash Flood Watch

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