• Flood Warning

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    NCC005-009-193-112245- /O.NEW.KRNK.FA.W.0080.181011T1654Z-181011T2245Z/ /00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ Alleghany NC-Wilkes NC-Ashe NC- 1254 PM EDT THU OCT 11 2018 The National Weather Service in BLACKSBURG has issued a * Flood Warning for... Alleghany County in northwestern North Carolina... Wilkes County in northwestern North Carolina... Ashe County in northwestern North Carolina... * Until 645 PM EDT * At 1248 PM EDT, multiple road and bridge closures were reported across the warned area due to heavy rain earlier in the day. While the heaviest rain has passed these impacts will persist for the next several hours. Therefore, this areal flood warning will replace the expiring flash flood warning. Six or more inches of rain have fallen in portions of the warned area since yesterday. * Please continue to heed any road closures until authorities indicate that they are safe to pass. * 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. 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 3645 8098 3640 8097 3633 8087 3607 8088 3606 8088 3606 8098 3603 8107 3604 8120 3600 8132 $$

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