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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
FLOOD WARNING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC  
929 PM EDT THU OCT 11 2018  
 
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CABARRUS NC-  
929 PM EDT THU OCT 11 2018  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG HAS ISSUED A  
 
* FLOOD WARNING FOR...  
SOUTH CENTRAL CABARRUS COUNTY IN THE PIEDMONT OF NORTH CAROLINA...  
 
* UNTIL 900 AM EDT FRIDAY.  
 
* AT 930 PM EDT, THE HEADWATER TRIBUTARIES INTO ROCKY RIVER,  
INCLUDING MALLARD CREEK, CODDLE CREEK, CLARK CREEK, BACK CREEK,  
AND REEDY CREEK HAVE CRESTED AND ARE NOW RECEDING. HOWEVER, HIGH  
FLOWS CONTINUE TO MOVE DOWNSTREAM INTO THE ROCKY RIVER AND THE  
RIVER CONTINUES TO RISE. MINOR FLOODING WILL CONTINUE ALONG THE  
ROCKY RIVER BELOW HARRISBURG TO GEORGEVILLE TO MIDLAND THROUGH  
TONIGHT. THEREFORE THE FLOOD WARNING WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT.  
 
* MINOR FLOODING IS FLOODING OF LOW-LYING AREAS ADJACENT TO STREAMS.  
THESE AREAS INCLUDE GREENWAYS, PARKS, FARMLAND, BOAT ACCESS RAMPS,  
LOW-WATER CROSSINGS, AND A FEW SECONDARY ROADS. PLEASE AVOID  
STREAMS, ADJACENT AREAS, AND BARRICADED ROADS UNTIL THE HIGH FLOWS  
HAVE FULLY RECEDED AND THE BARRICADES HAVE BEEN REMOVED.  
 
* THE FOLLOWING STREAMGAUGE REMAINS ABOVE MINOR FLOOD STAGE:  
ROCKY RIVER ABOVE IRISH BUFFALO CREEK 5 W GEORGEVILLE.  
 
CURRENT STAGE: 17.92 FEET AND RISING GRADUALLY.  
FORECAST: THE ROCKY RIVER WILL CONTINUE TO RISE THROUGH THE  
EVENING TONIGHT AND MAY REACH 19.5 FEET BEFORE CRESTING  
AND RECEDING OVERNIGHT TONIGHT. THE ROCKY RIVER SHOULD  
FALL BELOW MINOR FLOOD STAGE LATE TONIGHT AND FALL BELOW  
ACTION STAGE LATER FRIDAY.  
ACTION STAGE: 12.0 FEET.  
MINOR FLOOD STAGE: 16.5 FEET.  
IMPACTS: LOW-LYING AREAS ALONG THE RIVER WILL REMAIN IN  
FLOOD FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL HOURS. FLOODWATERS WILL  
APPROACH NC 200 AND MT. PLEASANT RD. AND ISOLATED  
ROADWAY FLOODING MAY OCCUR.  
 
* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...  
MIDLAND, HARRISBURG, AND MT PLEASANT.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS  
WATER-COVERED ROADWAYS, BRIDGES, OR LOW-LEVEL CROSSINGS. ONLY A FEW  
INCHES OF RAPIDLY FLOWING WATER CAN CARRY AWAY YOUR VEHICLE. IT IS  
NOT WORTH THE RISK. PLEASE TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN.  
 
PLEASE PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO ROAD SIGNS INDICATING A FLOOD-PRONE  
AREA. OBEY ALL BARRICADES, EVEN IF WATER IS NOT CURRENTLY OVER THE  
ROAD. AFTER AN EVENT ROAD CREWS NEED TO ASSESS THE ROAD TO ENSURE  
ROAD STABILITY AND SAFETY. BARRICADES ARE IN PLACE FOR YOUR  
PROTECTION.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 3521 8048 3519 8051 3520 8052 3521 8055  
3529 8054 3530 8064 3534 8065 3536 8063  
3534 8054 3533 8041  
 

 
 
JMP  
 
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