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Radar valid at 545 am EDT, Sep 12th 2018

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NCC189-120945-
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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service BLACKSBURG VA
253 AM EDT WED SEP 12 2018

The National Weather Service in BLACKSBURG has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for...
Watauga County in northwestern North Carolina...

* Until 545 AM EDT

* At 251 AM EDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing
heavy rain have developed across the eastern parts of Watauga
county, continuing southward into Avery and Burke counties.
One inch of rain has already fallen in the eastern part of the
county during the past hour and additional rainfall of 2-3
inches during the next hour is possible as these thunderstorms
move across the county. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Boone...
Blowing Rock...
Foscoe...
Deep Gap...
and Todd.

Excessive rainfall over the warned area will cause mud slides near
steep terrain. The mud slide can consist of rock, mud, vegetation and
other loose materials.

Additional rainfall amounts of 2 to 3 inches are possible in
the warned area.

This includes the following streams and drainages...
Norris Fork...
Laurel Fork...
South Fork Laurel Creek...
Stony Fork...
and Meat Camp Creek.

This includes The following Location Appalachian State University.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

When it is safe to do so, please send your reports of flooding,
including mudslides or flooded roads, to the National Weather Service
by calling toll free at 1...8 6 6...2 1 5...4 3 2 4. Reports and
pictures can also be shared on the National Weather Service
Blacksburg Facebook page and on Twitter.

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LAT...LON 3635 8164 3630 8159 3627 8157 3628 8155
3624 8148 3620 8146 3614 8150 3612 8154
3612 8171 3611 8181 3616 8183 3619 8185

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