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McDowell County Emergency Management
Monday September 5th, 2022 :: 03:00 p.m. EDT

Advisory

Flood Advisory until 06:00PM

* WHAT...Minor flooding caused by heavy rainfall is occurring.

* WHERE...A portion of western North Carolina, including the following counties, Buncombe, McDowell and Rutherford.

* WHEN...Until 600 PM EDT.

* IMPACTS...Minor flooding in low-lying and poor drainage areas.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS... - At 256 PM EDT, local law enforcement reported flooding of roads in the advisory area due to between 2 and 3 inches of rain that have fallen across the area since this morning. Although heavy rainfall has tapered off, some minor road flooding is expected to linger through the afternoon. - Some locations that will experience flooding include... Marion, Lake Lure, Old Fort, Chimney Rock Village, Chimney Rock State Park, Bat Cave, Sugar Hill, Shingle Hollow, Pleasant Gardens, Fero, Glenwood, Green Hill and Nebo. - http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood

* AFFECTED AREAS: BUNCOMBE, NC ... MCDOWELL, NC ... RUTHERFORD, NC

Instructions:

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. When it is safe to do so, please report flooding or landslides threatening roads or property to the National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg by calling toll free, 1, 800, 2 6 7, 8 1 0 1, by posting on our Facebook page, or via Twitter using hashtag NWSGSP. Your message should describe the specific location where impacts occurred and the depth of flooding observed.

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:
Minor - Minimal to no known threat to life or property
Urgency:
Expected - Responsive action SHOULD be taken soon (within next hour)
Certainty:
Likely (p > ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Flood Advisory

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