224  
WGUS81 KRNK 240922  
FLSRNK  
 
FLOOD STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA  
522 AM EDT TUE OCT 24 2017  
 
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WATAUGA NC-  
522 AM EDT TUE OCT 24 2017  
 
...A FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 530 AM EDT FOR  
WATAUGA COUNTY...  
 
AT 515 AM EDT, STREAM GAGES CONTINUE TO SHOW WATER LEVELS FALLING  
ACROSS THE COUNTY, AND THIS TREND WILL CONTINUE. LAW ENFORCEMENT  
REPORTED THERE WERE A FEW REMAINING ROADS CLOSED, A COUPLE OF HOURS  
AGO, DUE TO FLOODING. WHILE THE WARNING WILL BE ALLOWED TO EXPIRE,  
PLEASE CONTINUE TO TAKE HEED TO ANY REMAINING ROAD CLOSURES.  
 
SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...  
BOONE...  
BLOWING ROCK...  
BEECH MOUNTAIN...  
FOSCOE...  
AND SUGAR GROVE.  
 
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.  
 
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.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 3634 8185 3636 8180 3634 8177 3633 8171  
3638 8173 3639 8173 3634 8162 3627 8157  
3624 8148 3622 8147 3618 8147 3614 8150  
3612 8154 3611 8181 3616 8183 3619 8186  
3619 8188 3621 8191 3626 8189 3629 8192  
 

 
 
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