Caldwell NC-Avery NC-Burke NC-
724 PM EDT THU OCT 11 2018
The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has extended
* 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
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.
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
LAT...LON 3600 8161 3580 8167 3580 8179 3599 8190
3611 8181 3608 8168