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WGUS82 KGSP 120612  
FLSGSP  
 
FLOOD ADVISORY  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC  
212 AM EDT TUE SEP 12 2017  
 
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MCDOWELL NC-RUTHERFORD NC-HENDERSON NC-POLK NC-BUNCOMBE NC-  
212 AM EDT TUE SEP 12 2017  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG HAS ISSUED A  
 
* FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...  
SOUTHWESTERN MCDOWELL COUNTY IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA...  
NORTHWESTERN RUTHERFORD COUNTY IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA...  
HENDERSON COUNTY IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA...  
WESTERN POLK COUNTY IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA...  
SOUTHEASTERN BUNCOMBE COUNTY IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA...  
 
* UNTIL 800 AM EDT  
 
* AT 205 AM EDT, DOPPLER RADAR AND AUTOMATED RAIN GAUGES INDICATED  
PERIODS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN HAVE BEEN ONGOING ACROSS THE  
ADVISORY AREA OVER THE PAST SEVERAL HOURS. THIS WILL CAUSE MINOR  
FLOODING IN THE ADVISORY AREA. UP TO 3 INCHES OF RAIN HAS FALLEN  
OVER THE PAST 6 HOURS WITH AN ADDITIONAL 1-2 INCHES OF RAIN  
POSSIBLE OVER THE NEXT 3-6 HOURS.  
 
* SOME LOCATIONS THAT MAY EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...  
HENDERSONVILLE, BLACK MOUNTAIN, FLETCHER, FLAT ROCK, ETOWAH,  
FAIRVIEW IN BUNCOMBE COUNTY, MOUNTAIN HOME, LAUREL PARK, OLD FORT  
AND SALUDA.  
 
* THE FOLLOWING STREAMS ARE EXPERIENCING RAPID RISES AND MAY CAUSE  
MINOR FLOODING: MUD CREEK, BAT FORK CREEK, HICKORY CREEK, LITTLE  
CREEK, HUNGRY RIVER, DEVILS FORK, CLEAR CREEK, MILL CREEK,  
CURTIS CREEK, AND OTHER HEADWATER TRIBUTARIES TO THE CATAWBA AND  
BROAD RIVERS.  
 
* THE STREAMGAUGES ON MUD CREEK AND BAT FORK CREEK JUST NORTH  
OF HENDERSONVILLE ARE RISING AND APPROACHING ACTION STAGE.  
MINOR FLOODING OF LOW-LYING AREAS AND FARMLAND IS POSSIBLE  
OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL HOURS.  
 
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. TURN AROUND, DONT DROWN.  
 
PLEASE REPORT FLOOD WATER FLOWING OVER ROADS OR THREATENING PROPERTY,  
OR LANDSLIDES TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BY CALLING TOLL FREE,  
1, 800, 2 6 7, 8 1 0 1, OR BY POSTING ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE, OR TWEET  
IT USING HASHTAG NWSGSP. YOUR MESSAGE SHOULD DESCRIBE THE EVENT AND  
THE SPECIFIC LOCATION WHERE IT OCCURRED.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 3567 8208 3555 8203 3520 8226 3518 8237  
3521 8239 3519 8242 3517 8244 3517 8249  
3516 8253 3516 8255 3515 8258 3517 8259  
3529 8262 3571 8229 3572 8228 3570 8226  
3573 8219 3578 8216 3580 8216  
 

 
 
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