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McDowell County Emergency Management
Saturday June 8th, 2019 :: 07:06 p.m. EDT

Advisory

Flash Flood Warning in effect for NE McDowell County until 10pm. Click link for info.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...
  NORTHEASTERN MCDOWELL COUNTY IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA...
  SOUTHWESTERN CATAWBA COUNTY IN THE PIEDMONT OF NORTH CAROLINA...
  CALDWELL COUNTY IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA...
  SOUTHEASTERN AVERY COUNTY IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA...
  BURKE COUNTY IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA...

* UNTIL 1000 PM EDT.

* AT 657 PM EDT, DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING
  HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE WARNED AREA.  UP TO TWO INCHES OF RAIN HAVE 
  FALLEN SINCE 5 PM ACROSS PARTS OF BURKE COUNTY TO THE EAST OF 
  MORGANTON AND THIS RAIN WILL CONTINUE TO DEVELOP AND SPREAD NORTH 
  INTO CALDWELL AND EASTERN AVERY COUNTIES. FLASH FLOODING IS LIKELY 
  OCCURRING OR WILL BEGIN SHORTLY.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  LENOIR, MORGANTON, LONGVIEW, SAWMILLS, GRANITE FALLS, VALDESE,
  GAMEWELL, HUDSON, ICARD AND CAJAH'S MOUNTAIN.

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF TWO OR THREE INCHES ARE POSSIBLE IN 
THE WARNED AREA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS
WATER-COVERED ROADWAYS, BRIDGES, OR LOW-LEVEL CROSSINGS. ONLY A FEW
INCHES OF RAPIDLY FLOWING WATER CAN CARRY AWAY YOUR VEHICLE. IT IS
NOT WORTH THE RISK. PLEASE TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN.

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL
CREEKS AND STREAMS, HIGHWAYS, AND UNDERPASSES. ADDDITIONALLY, COUNTRY
ROADS AND FARMLANDS ALONG THE BANKS OF CREEKS, STREAMS, AND OTHER
LOW-LYING AREAS ARE SUBJECT TO FLOODING.

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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