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Henderson County Sheriff's Office
Saturday November 2nd, 2019 :: 10:36 a.m. EDT

Advisory

Flood Warning until 01:00AM Sunday

...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in North Carolina... French Broad River At Blantyre affecting Henderson and Transylvania Counties. .On Wednesday and Thursday, an area of 2 to 6 inches of rain fell across southern Transylvania County including over the East Fork French Broad River and the Little River watersheds. This is causing 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. The Flood Warning continues for The French Broad River At Blantyre.

* until late tonight.

* At 10:01 AM Saturday the stage was 16.5 feet. The river crested at 17.44 feet at 11:30 AM Friday.

* Minor Flood Stage is 16.0 feet.

* FORECAST: The river will continue to fall to below Minor Flood Stage this afternoon.

* 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.

* Impact...At 15.0 feet...Action 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 Please report high water...flooding and landslides to the National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg by calling toll free...1...8 0 0...2 6 7...8 1 0 1...or by posting on our Facebook page...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:
Immediate - Responsive action SHOULD be taken immediately
Certainty:
Observed - Determined to have occurred or to be ongoing
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Flood Warning

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