837  
WGUS82 KGSP 150829  
FLSGSP  
 
FLOOD ADVISORY  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC  
429 AM EDT SAT AUG 15 2020  
 
NCC003-035-151415-  
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ALEXANDER NC-CATAWBA NC-  
429 AM EDT SAT AUG 15 2020  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG HAS ISSUED A  
 
* FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...  
A DAM FLOODGATE RELEASE IN...  
SOUTH CENTRAL ALEXANDER COUNTY IN THE PIEDMONT OF NORTH CAROLINA...  
NORTHEASTERN CATAWBA COUNTY IN THE PIEDMONT OF NORTH CAROLINA...  
 
* UNTIL 1015 AM EDT.  
 
* AT 429 AM EDT, SEVERAL FLOODGATES HAVE BEEN OPENED ON OXFORD DAM  
DUE TO VERY HEAVY RAINFALL ON LAKE HICKORY. THE UPSTREAM FLOODGATE  
RELEASE IS EXPECTED TO CAUSE MINOR FLOODING ALONG THE CATAWBA  
RIVER BETWEEN LAKE HICKORY AND LOOKOUT SHOALS LAKE.  
 
SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...  
LOOKOUT SHOALS LAKE AND LAKE HICKORY.  
 
ANYONE WHOSE HOME IS NEAR THE BANKS OF THE CATAWBA DOWNSTREAM OF  
OXFORD DAM NEED TO PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO RIVER LEVELS AND BE READY  
TO MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND. ADDITIONAL FLOODGATES MAY NEED TO BE  
OPENED AND MAY CAUSE WORSENING FLOODING.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A FLOOD ADVISORY MEANS RIVER OR STREAM FLOWS ARE ELEVATED, OR  
PONDING OF WATER IN URBAN OR OTHER AREAS IS OCCURRING OR IS IMMINENT.  
 
MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND NOW. ACT QUICKLY TO PROTECT YOUR LIFE.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 3583 8120 3583 8114 3579 8112 3578 8113  
3582 8119 3581 8120  
 

 
 
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