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McDowell County Emergency Management
Sunday June 9th, 2019 :: 07:56 p.m. EDT


Flash Flood Watch has been extended until 6 AM Monday. Click link for more information.


The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for

* portions of North Carolina and upstate South Carolina,
including the following areas, in North Carolina, Alexander,
Avery, Buncombe, Burke Mountains, Caldwell Mountains, Catawba,
Cleveland, Eastern McDowell, Eastern Polk, Gaston, Greater
Burke, Greater Caldwell, Greater Rutherford, Henderson,
Iredell, Lincoln, McDowell Mountains, Mecklenburg, Mitchell,
Polk Mountains, Rutherford Mountains, Transylvania, and
Yancey. In upstate South Carolina, Cherokee, Greater
Greenville, Greenville Mountains, Spartanburg, and York.

* until 6 AM EDT Monday

* Additional Rainfall amounts of one half to 1 inch, with
locally higher amounts up to 2 inches are possible across the
region through tonight. This could cause additional flash
flooding to develop very quickly, especially in areas that
have seen very heavy rainfall since Friday, and also in urban

* Flooding is ongoing across portions of western North Carolina,
especially along the Catawba River in the foothills and western
Piedmont. This flooding will likely continue through at least
tonight. Additional heavy rainfall may worsen the flooding in
these areas. Other areas could also see streams rise quickly,
with some coming out of their banks. The possibility of isolated
landslide activity will remain elevated along and near the Blue
Ridge Escarpment, especially across the northern mountains,
where widespread rainfall amounts in excess of 5 inches have
occurred since Friday.


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.

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

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

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