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McDowell County Emergency Management
Saturday June 8th, 2019 :: 08:41 a.m. EDT

Advisory

Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through Sunday night. Click link for updated info from NWS.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG HAS EXTENDED THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH UNTIL 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.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

Address/Location
McDowell County Emergency Management
41 S Garden St
Marion, NC 28752

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 828-652-3241

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