864  
WGUS72 KGSP 082157  
FFSGSP  
 
FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC  
557 PM EDT SUN OCT 8 2017  
 
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MACON NC-TRANSYLVANIA NC-JACKSON NC-HAYWOOD NC-  
557 PM EDT SUN OCT 8 2017  
 
...THE FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 745 PM EDT FOR  
SOUTHEASTERN MACON...TRANSYLVANIA...CENTRAL JACKSON AND SOUTHEASTERN  
HAYWOOD COUNTIES...  
 
AT 552 PM EDT, DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING HEAVY  
RAIN ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. HEAVY RAIN IS MOVING OUT OF THE AREA.  
HOWEVER, RUNOFF FROM THE EARLIER RAINFALL WILL CAUSE HIGH WATER  
LEVELS ON CREEKS AND STREAMS. FLASH FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN  
SHORTLY.  
 
SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...  
BREVARD, CULLOWHEE, ROSMAN, CASHIERS, LAKE TOXAWAY, GRAVEYARD FIELDS,  
LOOKING GLASS, B.R. PARKWAY-BLACK BALSAM TO MOUNT PISGAH, B.R.  
PARKWAY-BALSAM GAP TO BLACK BALSAM AREA AND BLACK BALSAM AREA.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS  
WATER-COVERED ROADWAYS, BRIDGES, OR LOW-LEVEL CROSSINGS. ONLY A FEW  
INCHES OF RAPIDLY FLOWING WATER CAN CARRY AWAY YOUR VEHICLE. IT IS  
NOT WORTH THE RISK. PLEASE TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN.  
 
EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL  
CREEKS AND STREAMS, COUNTRY ROADS, AS WELL AS FARMLAND, DRAINAGES,  
AND OTHER LOW-LYING AREAS.  
 
RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAIN INTO CREEKS AND STREAMS WILL CAUSE SUDDEN  
INCREASES IN WATER LEVELS AND FLOWS, EVEN IN AREAS WHERE RAINFALL HAS  
BEEN LIGHT OR NONEXISTENT. HIKERS, CAMPERS AND OTHER INDIVIDUALS  
OUTDOORS MUST IMMEDIATELY SEEK HIGH GROUND AND AVOID ALL STREAMS.  
 
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 3546 8279 3544 8278 3542 8274 3530 8262  
3517 8259 3514 8258 3514 8261 3513 8263  
3513 8264 3512 8266 3513 8268 3510 8270  
3509 8273 3508 8275 3507 8275 3507 8278  
3509 8279 3500 8313 3527 8330  
 

 
 
RWH  
 
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