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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED  
FLASH FLOOD WARNING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA  
452 AM EDT THU OCT 11 2018  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS ISSUED A  
 
* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...  
WATAUGA COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN NORTH CAROLINA...  
 
* UNTIL 1045 AM EDT  
 
* AT 447 AM EDT, DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THAT MODERATE TO HEAVY  
RAINFALL WAS MOVING INTO WATAUGA COUNTY FROM THE SOUTH AND  
SOUTHEAST. THIS RAINFALL IS ASSOCIATED WITH THE OUTER CIRCULATION  
OF TROPICAL STORM MICHAEL. THE RAINFALL WILL INCREASE IN INTENSITY  
AND COVERAGE THROUGH THE MORNING AND PERSIST FOR AN EXTENDED  
PERIOD OF TIME.  
 
* THE GROUND ACROSS WATAUGA COUNTY IS TOTALLY SATURATED FROM  
REPEATED HEAVY RAINFALL IN RECENT WEEKS. FLASH FLOODING AND  
FLOODING OCCURRED QUICKLY WEDNESDAY EVENING AS A BAND OF HEAVY  
RAINFALL IN ADVANCE OF HURRICANE MICHAEL MOVED THROUGH THE AREA.  
 
* FLASH FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN SHORTLY AS RAINFALL INCREASES  
ACROSS THE COUNTY DURING THE NEXT FEW HOURS.  
 
* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...  
BOONE...  
BLOWING ROCK...  
BEECH MOUNTAIN...  
FOSCOE...  
AND SUGAR GROVE.  
 
RAINFALL OF 1 TO 3 INCHES, LOCALLY MORE, WILL BE POSSIBLE THIS  
MORNING ACROSS MANY PARTS OF WATAUGA COUNTY.  
 
THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING STREAMS AND DRAINAGES...  
STONY FORK...  
MEAT CAMP CREEK...  
VANDERPOOL CREEK...  
WATAUGA RIVER...  
AND CRABORCHARD CREEK.  
 
THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING LOCATION APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
IN HILLY TERRAIN THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF LOW WATER CROSSINGS WHICH ARE  
POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS IN HEAVY RAIN. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS FLOODED  
ROADS. FIND AN ALTERNATE ROUTE.  
 
A FLASH FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR OCCURRING.  
IF YOU ARE IN THE WARNED AREA MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND IMMEDIATELY.  
RESIDENTS LIVING ALONG STREAMS AND CREEKS SHOULD TAKE IMMEDIATE  
PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY.  
 
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  
3639 8173 3639 8172 3635 8164 3627 8157  
3624 8148 3619 8146 3614 8150 3612 8154  
3611 8181 3616 8183 3619 8186 3619 8188  
3621 8191 3623 8191 3626 8189 3629 8192  
 

 
 
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