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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED  
FLASH FLOOD WARNING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC  
430 PM EDT MON OCT 23 2017  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG HAS ISSUED A  
 
* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...  
WESTERN CALDWELL COUNTY IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA...  
CENTRAL BURKE COUNTY IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA...  
 
* UNTIL 1030 PM EDT MONDAY  
 
* AT 426 PM EDT, DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING  
HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. WIDESPREAD RAINFALL TOTALS OF 1-  
3 INCHES HAS ALREADY OCCURRED SINCE EARLY THIS MORNING, WITH MOST  
OF THE RAINFALL OCCURRING OVER THE LAST 2-3 HOURS. AN ADDITIONAL 1-  
2 INCHES OF RAINFALL IS LIKELY AS THE FINAL ROUND OF RAINFALL  
PUSHES ACROSS THE WARNED AREA OVER THE NEXT 60 MINUTES. THIS HEAVY  
RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF STREAMS AND OTHER LOW-LYING AREAS  
ACROSS THE WARNED AREA.  
 
* THE AREA OF GREATEST CONCERN IS ACROSS WESTERN CALDWELL COUNTY AND  
NORTHERN BURKE COUNTY, ESPECIALLY ALONG THE FOLLOWING STREAMS AND  
ASSOCIATED TRIBUTARIES: JOHNS RIVER, WILSON CREEK, MILLS CREEK,  
MULBERRY CREEK, ESTES MILL CREEK, TOUGH HILL BRANCH, THUNDERHOLE  
CREEK, COLDWATER CREEK, AND FRANKLIN BRANCH.  
 
* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...  
MORGANTON, GAMEWELL, DREXEL, BLOWING ROCK IN CALDWELL COUNTY, SOUTH  
MOUNTAINS STATE PARK, EDGEMONT, COLLETTSVILLE, PLEASANT GROVE,  
GLOBE AND UPTON.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
IN HILLY AND MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN, THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF LOW-WATER  
CROSSINGS WHICH CAN BE DANGEROUS IN HEAVY RAIN. LOW-WATER CROSSINGS  
CAN BE SUBMERGED BY FLOOD WATERS QUICKLY AND WITHOUT WARNING. NEVER  
ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL ACROSS FLOODED CROSSINGS. FIND AN ALTERNATE ROUTE.  
IT TAKES ONLY A FEW INCHES OF SWIFTLY FLOWING WATER TO CARRY VEHICLES  
AWAY.  
 
OBEY ALL BARRICADES, EVEN IF WATER IS NOT CURRENTLY OVER THE ROAD.  
BARRICADES ARE IN PLACE FOR YOUR PROTECTION AND INDICATE AREAS WHERE  
FLOODING CAN OCCUR RAPIDLY AND WITHOUT WARNING.  
 
WHEN IT IS SAFE TO DO SO, PLEASE REPORT FLOOD WATERS 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 3612 8162 3557 8154 3556 8155 3556 8157  
3557 8160 3557 8167 3558 8169 3558 8170  
3561 8172 3561 8175 3593 8177 3596 8181  
3607 8174 3611 8180 3612 8168  
 

 
 
JMP  
 
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