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Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 4:21 PM EST Feb. 23, 2019 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Morristown has extended the

* Flood Warning for...
southeastern Rhea County in east Tennessee...
Meigs County in east Tennessee...
McMinn County in east Tennessee...
Monroe County in east Tennessee...

* until 1030 PM EST Saturday.

* At 419 PM EST, emergency management, broadcast media, and trained
spotters reported flooding across the warned area. Up to three
inches of rain have already fallen today. Gauges show Sewee creek
near Decatur in minor flood stage and beginning to crest. Waters
will be slow to recede.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Athens, Dayton, Sweetwater, Madisonville, Decatur, Etowah,
Charleston, Englewood, Vonore, Greenback, Tellico Plains, Niota,
Calhoun, McGee Carson peninsula, Hillsview, Clear Water, Murray
Store, Bullet Creek, Big Spring and Mount Vernon.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.

In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are
potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to cross flooded
roads. Find an alternate Route.


Lat... Lon 3528 8449 3524 8470 3536 8487 3529 8495
      3543 8506 3575 8472 3564 8462 3562 8451
      3564 8452 3567 8432 3559 8411 3554 8409
      3556 8400 3551 8401 3549 8394 3541 8402
      3528 8405 3524 8413 3527 8423 3521 8429


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Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 4:27 PM CST Feb. 23, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect through Sunday morning...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of southwest North Carolina and east Tennessee,
including the following areas, in southwest North Carolina,
Cherokee and Clay. In east Tennessee, Bledsoe, Blount Smoky
Mountains, Bradley, Cocke Smoky Mountains, east Polk,
Hamilton, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, NW
Blount, north Sevier, northwest Cocke, northwest Monroe, Rhea,
Roane, Sequatchie, Sevier Smoky Mountains, southeast Greene,
southeast Monroe, and west Polk.

* Through Sunday morning

* periods of moderate to heavy rainfall are expected tonight and
into early Sunday morning as a cold front and associated
thunderstorms move through. Additional rainfall will range from
half an inch to around an inch, with locally higher amounts.

* Given the already saturated soil and high stream flows, the
additional moderate to heavy rains will likely cause
significant stream flooding, roadway flooding, mud slides, and
main Stem river flooding. Potentially life threatening
flooding is possible.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means that conditions are favorable for heavy
rain... which may lead to flooding in and near the watch area. Be
alert for rising water or water over roadways. Keep informed...
and be ready for action if flooding is observed or if a Flood
Warning is issued. If you come to a closed or flooded Road... turn
around! Don't drown!





Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 4:27 PM CST Feb. 23, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect through Sunday morning...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of southwest North Carolina and east Tennessee,
including the following areas, in southwest North Carolina,
Cherokee and Clay. In east Tennessee, Bledsoe, Blount Smoky
Mountains, Bradley, Cocke Smoky Mountains, east Polk,
Hamilton, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, NW
Blount, north Sevier, northwest Cocke, northwest Monroe, Rhea,
Roane, Sequatchie, Sevier Smoky Mountains, southeast Greene,
southeast Monroe, and west Polk.

* Through Sunday morning

* periods of moderate to heavy rainfall are expected tonight and
into early Sunday morning as a cold front and associated
thunderstorms move through. Additional rainfall will range from
half an inch to around an inch, with locally higher amounts.

* Given the already saturated soil and high stream flows, the
additional moderate to heavy rains will likely cause
significant stream flooding, roadway flooding, mud slides, and
main Stem river flooding. Potentially life threatening
flooding is possible.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means that conditions are favorable for heavy
rain... which may lead to flooding in and near the watch area. Be
alert for rising water or water over roadways. Keep informed...
and be ready for action if flooding is observed or if a Flood
Warning is issued. If you come to a closed or flooded Road... turn
around! Don't drown!





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