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Henderson County Sheriff's Office
Monday September 5th, 2022 :: 11:13 a.m. EDT


Flash Flood Warning until 03:15PM

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for... Henderson County in western North Carolina... Western Polk County in western North Carolina... Southern Transylvania County in western North Carolina... Northwestern Greenville County in upstate South Carolina... Northwestern Pickens County in upstate South Carolina...

* Until 315 PM EDT.

* At 1112 AM EDT, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated repeated showers and embedded thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Between 2 and 3 inches of rain have fallen over the past six hours. Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are possible in the warned area through early afternoon. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly. HAZARD...Flash flooding caused by showers and thunderstorms. SOURCE...Radar and automated gauges. IMPACT...Flash flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other poor drainage and low-lying areas.

* Some locations that will experience flash flooding include... Hendersonville, Brevard, Columbus, Flat Rock, Etowah, Mountain Home, Laurel Park, Tryon, Lake Lure, Saluda, Rosman, Dupont State Forest, Jones Gap State Park, Pleasant Ridge State Park, Caesars Head State Park, Table Rock State Park, Bat Cave, Chimney Rock State Park, Jocassee Gorges and Gorges State Park. Flooding is most likely along Little River, Carson Creek, Laurel Creek and tributaries to the French Broad River.



Heavy rain is increasing the risk of landslides, especially in areas where slides have occurred in the past. Be especially alert if you are near a stream, especially at the base of a mountain or in a cove. Watch for loose-moving soil and rocks or a sudden increase in streamflow. Leave the area quickly if this is observed. When driving along roads where the terrain is steep or rocky, watch and listen for falling rocks, mud, trees and other debris. Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

Henderson County Sheriff's Office
100 N Grove St
Hendersonville, NC 28792

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 828-697-4912

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Alert Details

Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Immediate - Responsive action SHOULD be taken immediately
Likely (p > ~50%)
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Flash Flood Warning

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