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McDowell County Emergency Management
Friday November 11th, 2022 :: 08:06 a.m. EST


Flood Advisory until 01:30PM

* WHAT...Flooding caused by excessive rainfall is expected.

* WHERE...Western McDowell County in Western North Carolina.

* WHEN...Until 130 PM EST.

* IMPACTS...Minor flooding in low-lying and poor drainage areas across the Catawba Headwaters including but not limited to Mill and Crooked Creeks. 3 to 4 inches of rain had already fallen in the advised area and additional heavy showers are expected into early afternoon.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS... - At 801 AM EST, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms. Minor flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly in the advisory area. - Some locations that will experience flooding include... Old Fort, B.R. Parkway-Craggy To Little Switzerland, Pleasant Gardens and Busick. -



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.

McDowell County Emergency Management
129 Barnes Rd
Marion, NC 28752

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

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Alert Details

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

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