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Henderson County Sheriff's Office
Thursday October 31st, 2019 :: 10:38 a.m. EDT


Flood Warning until 02:00PM Saturday

...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in North Carolina... French Broad River At Blantyre affecting Henderson and Transylvania Counties. .Over the past 24 hours, an area of 2 to 5 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 Flood Warning continues for The French Broad River At Blantyre.

* until Saturday afternoon.

* At 10:16 AM Thursday the stage was 15.6 feet.

* Minor Flood Stage is 16.0 feet.

* Minor flooding is forecast.

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

* Impact...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.

* Impact...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.



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 Please report flooding to the National Weather Service Greenville- Spartanburg by calling toll free, 1 800, 2 6 7, 8 1 0 1, 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.

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

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Alert Details

Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Immediate - Responsive action SHOULD be taken immediately
Observed - Determined to have occurred or to be ongoing
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Flood Warning

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