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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED  
FLASH FLOOD WARNING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA  
1038 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 430 PM EDT  
 
* AT 1033 AM EDT, LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTED NUMEROUS IMPACTS  
THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY FROM FLOODING WITH MULTIPLE CLOSED ROADS AND  
BRIDGES. 6 OR MORE INCHES OF RAIN HAVE FALLEN IN PARTS OF THE  
COUNTY SINCE YESTERDAY. FLASH FLOODING AND AREAL FLOODING IS  
EXPECTED TO CONTINUE INTO THROUGH THE AFTERNOON HOURS.  
 
* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...  
BOONE...  
BLOWING ROCK...  
BEECH MOUNTAIN...  
FOSCOE...  
AND SUGAR GROVE.  
 
THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING LOCATION APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY.  
 
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.  
 
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  
 

 
 
JR  
 
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