• Flood Advisory

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    NCC003-023-027-035-097-111-121345- /O.NEW.KGSP.FA.Y.0279.181012T0231Z-181012T1345Z/ /00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ Catawba NC-McDowell NC-Alexander NC-Iredell NC-Caldwell NC-Burke NC- 1031 PM EDT THU OCT 11 2018 The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a * Flood Advisory for... Northeastern Catawba County in the Piedmont of North Carolina... East central McDowell County in western North Carolina... Southwestern Alexander County in the Piedmont of North Carolina... West central Iredell County in the Piedmont of North Carolina... Southeastern Caldwell County in western North Carolina... Central Burke County in western North Carolina... * Until 945 AM EDT Friday. * At 1030 PM EDT, pool elevations at Lake James, Lake Rhodhiss, and Lookout Shoals Lake are well above the full pool of 100.0 feet, which is resulting in shoreline flooding and may result in the flooding of lake access areas, campgrounds, docks, residential yards, and swimming areas. Caution is advised anywhere near such areas. * Residents are encouraged to heed guidance from local officials and Emergency Management on any potential impacts to property. Drivers are encouraged to heed any barricades and avoid all flooded areas. * The latest pool elevations and Duke Energy projections (as of 10 PM Thursday) for the upper Catawba River lakes are as follows (Full Pool is 100.0 feet): Lake James: 101.84 feet and rising. The pool is not expected to exceed 103 feet. Lake Rhodhiss: 102.96 feet and rising. The pool is not expected to exceed 104 feet. Lake Hickory: 99.93 feet and nearly steady. The pool is not expected to exceed 100 feet. Lookout Shoals Lake: 101.89 feet and rising. The pool is not expected to exceed 104.5 feet. * Forecast: No additional rainfall is expected across the Catawba Basin for this event, however high streamflows continue into the Catawba system lakes due to continued excessive runoff. All streams feeding into the upper Catawba lakes have crested and are receding, however it will take some time for the water to travel through the system. * For the latest information on lake levels or dam releases, people are encouraged to visit http://lakes.duke-energy.com or call 1-800- 829-5253. Duke Energy will continue to update projections tonight into Friday. * Residents along Lookout Shoals Lake should contact Catawba County Emergency Management to update their contact information using the following direct link to their Community Alert System web page at: www.catawbacountync.gov/online-services/community-alert-system/ PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Boaters, fishermen, kayakers, swimmers, and other lake users are encouraged to exercise caution during elevated lake levels and downstream releases. Avoid areas along the stream below dams releasing water. Only when it is safe to do so, please report flood water flowing over roads or flooding shorelines, access points, docks, or other lake property, to the National Weather Service by calling toll free, 1, 800, 2 6 7, 8 1 0 1, or by posting on our Facebook page, or Tweet it using hashtag nwsgsp. your message should describe the event and the specific location where it occurred. && LAT...LON 3582 8107 3571 8100 3571 8106 3573 8111 3578 8117 3573 8135 3575 8156 3571 8171 3570 8203 3575 8203 3582 8192 3580 8179 3584 8163 3581 8156 3580 8141 3584 8137 3586 8112 $$

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