• Flash Flood Warning

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    NCC005-009-193-111700- /O.CON.KRNK.FF.W.0116.000000T0000Z-181011T1700Z/ /00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ Alleghany NC-Wilkes NC-Ashe NC- 1147 AM EDT THU OCT 11 2018 ...THE FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 100 PM EDT FOR ALLEGHANY...WILKES AND ASHE COUNTIES IN NORTHWESTERN NORTH CAROLINA... * At 1130 AM EDT, local law enforcement reported heavy rain has. caused flash flooding in Sparta which has led to several road closures and some evacuation. Up to six inches of rain have already fallen since yesterday . The additional rainfall moving through currently is associated with the outer circulation of Tropical Storm Michael interacting with an approaching cold front from the west. The rainfall will increase in intensity and coverage through the morning and persist for an extended period of time. * Flash flooding will continue to be possible into the afternoon hours. Some locations that will experience flooding include... North Wilkesboro... Wilkesboro... Sparta... Jefferson... and West Jefferson. Additional rainfall amounts of one to two inches are possible in the warned area. 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 $$

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