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Areal Flood Advisory, Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 6:37 PM EST Feb. 21, 2019 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has extended
the

* flood advisory for...
south central Macon County in western North Carolina...

* until 1245 am EST Friday.

* At 635 PM EST, stream gauges along the little Tennessee River from
Franklin to the Georgia state line indicate the river remains near
bankfull. The river appears to have have crested and has begun to
recede in some locations, but runoff from earlier rainfall will
maintain near-bankfull conditions through much of the afternoon.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Otto.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A flood advisory means river or stream flows are elevated, or ponding
of water in urban or other areas is occurring or is imminent.

Only when it is safe to do so, please report floodwaters or
landslides flowing over roads or threatening property to the National
Weather Service by calling toll-free, 1, 800, 2 6 7, 8 1 0 1, by
posting on our facebook Page, or via twitter using hashtag nwsgsp.
Your message should describe the event and the specific location
where it occurred, including roadways, nearby cross streets, stream
names, and other landmarks.


Lat... Lon 3514 8340 3514 8334 3500 8334 3499 8341
      3500 8341


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250 PM EST Thu Feb 21 2019

... Flood Watch remains in effect through Friday evening...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of northeast Georgia, western North Carolina, and
upstate South Carolina, including the following areas, in
northeast Georgia, Franklin, Habersham, Hart, Rabun, and
Stephens. In western North Carolina, Buncombe, eastern Polk,
Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Macon, Madison, northern Jackson,
Polk mountains, southern Jackson, Swain, and Transylvania. In
upstate South Carolina, Anderson, greater Greenville, greater
Oconee, greater Pickens, Greenville mountains, Oconee
mountains, Pickens mountains, and Spartanburg.

* Through Friday evening

* additional moderate to locally heavy rain falling on saturated
soils, is producing Rapid River and stream level responses.
Additional rainfall totals of 1" to 2" are likely across the
watch area through Friday, most of which will be runoff.

* Flooding of area streams and mainstem rivers will likely
inundate low-lying areas adjacent to streams, including
farmland, Parks, and campgrounds. Flooding is most likely
along the upper French Broad River and associated tributaries.
Periods of heavy rain can overwhelm or clog storm drains and
ditches with debris and cause extensive street flooding and
Road ponding. This is especially true this time of year as
fallen leaves block or impede drainage systems.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.



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Areal Flood Advisory, Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 6:37 PM EST Feb. 21, 2019 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has extended
the

* flood advisory for...
south central Macon County in western North Carolina...

* until 1245 am EST Friday.

* At 635 PM EST, stream gauges along the little Tennessee River from
Franklin to the Georgia state line indicate the river remains near
bankfull. The river appears to have have crested and has begun to
recede in some locations, but runoff from earlier rainfall will
maintain near-bankfull conditions through much of the afternoon.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Otto.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A flood advisory means river or stream flows are elevated, or ponding
of water in urban or other areas is occurring or is imminent.

Only when it is safe to do so, please report floodwaters or
landslides flowing over roads or threatening property to the National
Weather Service by calling toll-free, 1, 800, 2 6 7, 8 1 0 1, by
posting on our facebook Page, or via twitter using hashtag nwsgsp.
Your message should describe the event and the specific location
where it occurred, including roadways, nearby cross streets, stream
names, and other landmarks.


Lat... Lon 3514 8340 3514 8334 3500 8334 3499 8341
      3500 8341


Carroll



250 PM EST Thu Feb 21 2019

... Flood Watch remains in effect through Friday evening...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of northeast Georgia, western North Carolina, and
upstate South Carolina, including the following areas, in
northeast Georgia, Franklin, Habersham, Hart, Rabun, and
Stephens. In western North Carolina, Buncombe, eastern Polk,
Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Macon, Madison, northern Jackson,
Polk mountains, southern Jackson, Swain, and Transylvania. In
upstate South Carolina, Anderson, greater Greenville, greater
Oconee, greater Pickens, Greenville mountains, Oconee
mountains, Pickens mountains, and Spartanburg.

* Through Friday evening

* additional moderate to locally heavy rain falling on saturated
soils, is producing Rapid River and stream level responses.
Additional rainfall totals of 1" to 2" are likely across the
watch area through Friday, most of which will be runoff.

* Flooding of area streams and mainstem rivers will likely
inundate low-lying areas adjacent to streams, including
farmland, Parks, and campgrounds. Flooding is most likely
along the upper French Broad River and associated tributaries.
Periods of heavy rain can overwhelm or clog storm drains and
ditches with debris and cause extensive street flooding and
Road ponding. This is especially true this time of year as
fallen leaves block or impede drainage systems.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.



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