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McDowell County Emergency Management
Monday September 5th, 2022 :: 12:50 p.m. EDT

Alert

Flash Flood Warning until 04:45PM

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for... Western Burke County in western North Carolina... Southwestern Caldwell County in western North Carolina... Eastern McDowell County in western North Carolina... Northeastern Rutherford County in western North Carolina...

* Until 445 PM EDT.

* At 1250 PM EDT, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated heavy rain falling 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 this afternoon. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly. HAZARD...Flash flooding caused by heavy rain. 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... Lenoir, Morganton, Marion, Rutherfordton, Gamewell, Salem, Cajah's Mountain, Drexel, Glen Alpine, Lake James State Park, Lake James, Table Rock, South Mountains State Park, Lake Rhodhiss, Oak Hill, Nebo, Dysartsville, Glenwood, Ashford and Fero. Flooding is likely along Reedy Creek, South Muddy Creek, Long Branch, and Stoney Creek.

* AFFECTED AREAS: BURKE, NC ... CALDWELL, NC ... MCDOWELL, NC ... RUTHERFORD, NC

Instructions:

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

Address/Location
McDowell County Emergency Management
41 S Garden St
Marion, NC 28752

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 828-652-3241

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Alert Details

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

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