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Henderson County Sheriff's Office
Thursday October 31st, 2019 :: 01:10 a.m. EDT

Advisory

Flood Warning until 06:30PM Saturday

...The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a Flood Warning for the French Broad River in North Carolina... at Blantyre affecting Henderson and Transylvania Counties .Over the past 12 hours, an area of 2-4 inches of rain has fallen across southern Transylvania County including over the East Fork French Broad River and the Little River watersheds. This is causing steady rises along these rivers and adjacent tributaries and the floodwave is causing significant rises along the upper French Broad River, resulting in a Flood Warning for Minor Flooding along the French Broad River between Brevard and Horseshoe. Minor Flood Stage is defined as flooding of low-lying areas including farmland, boat-access ramps and portages, parks, and greenways with as much as 3-6 feet of inundation. Additionally, inundation of a few inches to as much as 18 inches of a few secondary roads and campgrounds is also likely. Remember, river stage forecasts are based on observed and forecasted rainfall. If actual rainfall varies from the forecast values, the river stage will vary accordingly. The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a

* Flood Warning for the French Broad River At Blantyre.

* from this evening to Saturday evening...or until the warning is canceled.

* At 12:30 AM Thursday the stage was 13.2 feet and rising steadily.

* Minor Flood Stage is 16.0 feet.

* Minor flooding is forecast.

* FORECAST: The river will rise above Minor Flood Stage by this evening and continue to rise to near 17.5 feet by Friday morning.the river will fall below Minor Flood Stage by Saturday morning.

* IMPACTS: At 17.0 feet...Minor Flooding continues. Floodwaters continue to inundate farmland between the French Broad River and the railroad tracks. Floodwaters may start to inundate the shoulders of River Road near the Big Willow Road intersection. Floodwaters continue to impact boat access areas at Grove Bridge Rd. and Crab Creek Rd.

* At 16.0 feet...Minor Flood Stage. Farmland flooding continues on both sides of the French Broad River. Floodwaters begin to impact boat access areas at Grove Bridge Rd. and Crab Creek Rd.

* At 15.0 feet...Action/Advisory Stage. Most farm fields are flooding between the French Broad River and Brevard Rd. and between the French Broad River and Pleasant Grove Rd.

* AFFECTED AREAS: TRANSYLVANIA, NC ... HENDERSON, NC

Instructions:

Do not drive cars through flooded areas. Remember, night time makes it difficult to recognize flooded areas. The latest stages and forecasts for rivers can be found on our web page at http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=gsp&gage=blan7 Please report flooding to the National Weather Service Greenville- Spartanburg by calling toll free, 1 800-267-8101, or by posting on our Facebook page NWSGSP, or tweet it using hashtag NWSGSP. Your message should describe the event and the specific location where it occurred.

Address/Location
Henderson County Sheriff's Office
100 North Grove Street
Hendersonville, NC 28792

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 828-697-4912

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Alert Details

Severity:
Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Urgency:
Expected - Responsive action SHOULD be taken soon (within next hour)
Certainty:
Likely (p > ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Flood Warning

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