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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED  
FLASH FLOOD WARNING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA  
705 AM EDT THU OCT 11 2018  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS ISSUED A  
 
* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...  
ALLEGHANY COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN NORTH CAROLINA...  
WILKES COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN NORTH CAROLINA...  
ASHE COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN NORTH CAROLINA...  
 
* UNTIL 100 PM EDT  
 
* AT 700 AM EDT, DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE  
WARNED AREA. UP TO THREE INCHES OF RAIN HAVE ALREADY FALLEN SINCE  
YESTERDAY . THE ADDITIONAL RAINFALL MOVING THROUGH CURRENTLY 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.  
 
* 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...  
NORTH WILKESBORO...  
WILKESBORO...  
SPARTA...  
JEFFERSON...  
AND WEST JEFFERSON.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD  
DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.  
 
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 3607 8141 3611 8153 3619 8146 3624 8148  
3627 8157 3635 8164 3640 8174 3647 8170  
3653 8171 3659 8168 3656 8091 3650 8093  
3645 8098 3640 8097 3633 8087 3606 8088  
3606 8098 3603 8107 3604 8120 3600 8132  
 

 
 
JR  
 
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