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McDowell County Emergency Management
Monday June 10th, 2019 :: 09:09 a.m. EDT

Advisory

The Flash Flood Watch for McDowell has been extended through this evening. Click link for info.

FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING

* 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 AREAS. 

* 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. 

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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