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Avery-Alexander-Iredell-Davie-Madison-Yancey-Mitchell-Haywood-
Buncombe-Catawba-Rowan-Northern Jackson-Southern Jackson-
Transylvania-Henderson-Cleveland-Lincoln-Gaston-Mecklenburg-
Cabarrus-Union-Caldwell Mountains-Greater Caldwell-
Burke Mountains-Greater Burke-McDowell Mountains-Eastern McDowell-
Rutherford Mountains-Greater Rutherford-Polk Mountains-
Eastern Polk-Oconee Mountains-Pickens Mountains-
Greenville Mountains-Greater Oconee-Greater Pickens-
Greater Greenville-Spartanburg-Cherokee-York-Anderson-Abbeville-
Laurens-Chester-Greenwood-
Including the cities of Ingalls, Banner Elk, Newland, Bethlehem,
Ellendale, Millersville, Taylorsville, Hiddenite, Stony Point,
Statesville, Mooresville, Farmington, Fork Church, Mocksville,
Advance, Faust, Mars Hill, Marshall, Walnut, Allenstand,
Hot Springs, Luck, Swiss, Burnsville, Celo, Micaville,
Ramseytown, Busick, Mount Mitchell State Park, Spruce Pine,
Poplar, Waynesville, Waterville, Canton, Cruso, Cove Creek,
Lake Junaluska, Asheville, Hickory, Newton, St. Stephens,
Salisbury, Cullowhee, Tuckasegee, Sylva, Wolf Mountain, Cashiers,
Brevard, Cedar Mountain, Little River, Hendersonville, Fletcher,
Dana, East Flat Rock, Tuxedo, Etowah, Shelby, Kings Mountain,
Lincolnton, Crouse, Gastonia, Charlotte, Huntersville, Matthews,
Concord, Kannapolis, Monroe, Trinity, Indian Trail, Weddington,
Patterson, Kings Creek, Lenoir, Sawmills, Granite Falls,
Jonas Ridge, Morganton, Pleasant Grove, Valdese, Ashford,
Sugar Hill, Woodlawn, Old Fort, Marion, Nebo, Dysartsville, Fero,
Glenwood, Lake Lure, Forest City, Rutherfordton, Spindale,
Saluda, Tryon, Columbus, Lake Adger, Mill Spring, Mountain Rest,
Walhalla, Westminster, Pumpkintown, Tigerville, Gowensville,
Caesars Head, Cleveland, Marietta, Seneca, Oakway, Easley,
Dacusville, Clemson, Greenville, Taylors, Greer, Mauldin,
Fork Shoals, Simpsonville, Berea, Spartanburg, Gaffney, Catawba,
Rock Hill, Anderson, Abbeville, Calhoun Falls, Laurens, Clinton,
Union, Monarch Mills, Blackstock, Chester, Cornwell, Great Falls,
Ware Shoals, and Ninety Six
309 PM EDT Thu Sep 13 2018

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY MORNING...

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued
a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of North Carolina and upstate
South Carolina, including the following areas, in North
Carolina, Alexander, Avery, Buncombe, Burke Mountains,
Cabarrus, Caldwell Mountains, Catawba, Cleveland, Davie,
Eastern McDowell, Eastern Polk, Gaston, Greater Burke, Greater
Caldwell, Greater Rutherford, Haywood, Henderson, Iredell,
Lincoln, Madison, McDowell Mountains, Mecklenburg, Mitchell,
Northern Jackson, Polk Mountains, Rowan, Rutherford Mountains,
Southern Jackson, Transylvania, Union, and Yancey. In upstate
South Carolina, Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Chester,
Greater Greenville, Greater Oconee, Greater Pickens,
Greenville Mountains, Greenwood, Laurens, Oconee Mountains,
Pickens Mountains, Spartanburg, Union, and York.

* from Saturday morning through Tuesday morning

* Heavy rain from Hurricane Florence and its later remnants will
lead to flash flooding across much of the area. 6 to 10 inches
of rain generally are expected, with isolated amounts up to 15
inches, particularly along the east and south sides of mountain
ridges, including the Blue Ridge Escarpment.

* Life-threatening flash flooding may develop as heavy rain bands
occur this weekend into early next week, especially where the
rain falls on soils left saturated by earlier rainfall. A few
landslides can be expected in the mountains and foothills.
Streams and creeks may rise quickly during heavy rain and flood
nearby low-lying areas. Larger rivers eventually may rise to
flood stage as well.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

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