• Flood Warning

    NCC011-023-027-121115- /O.EXT.KGSP.FA.W.0052.000000T0000Z-181012T1115Z/ /00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ Caldwell NC-Avery NC-Burke NC- 724 PM EDT THU OCT 11 2018 The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has extended the * Flood Warning for... Northwestern Caldwell County in western North Carolina... Southeastern Avery County in western North Carolina... Northwestern Burke County in western North Carolina... * Until 715 AM EDT Friday. * At 725 PM EDT, high flows from Wilson Creek, Mulberry Creek, and associated tributaries into the Johns River continue and the Johns River remains above Minor Flood Stage. Although the river has crested, flood waters will not recede until Friday. Therefore, the Flood Warning has been extended until Friday morning. Please avoid the Johns River and associated tributaries until the floodwaters have receded. * As a result of high flows in the Johns River watershed, Lake James has risen above full pool and will continue to rise into Friday. According to Duke Energy, Lake James is not expected to exceed 103.0 feet. However, Lake James will continue to rise into Friday and flooding of campgrounds, docks, boat access areas, and other areas along the shoreline is likely. * 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: Johns River at Arneys Store 6 N Morganton. Current Stage: 16.92 feet and falling steadily. Forecast: The Johns River will continue to recede into Friday, however, it will remain above Minor Flood Stage into Friday morning and may not fall below Action/Advisory Stage until Friday afternoon. Action Stage: 9.0 feet. Minor Flood Stage: 12.0 feet. Impacts: Corpening Bridge Rd. has flooded at the Johns River. The boat ramp access at NC 18/US 64 remains flooded. * The following locations may continue to experience flooding... Lake James, Edgemont, Collettsville, Table Rock, and Jonas Ridge. 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 3600 8161 3580 8167 3580 8179 3599 8190 3611 8181 3608 8168 $$

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