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Areal Flood Advisory, Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 12:43 AM EST Feb. 22, 2019 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a

* small stream flood advisory for...
northwestern Rabun County in northeastern Georgia...

* until 345 am EST.

* At 1241 am EST, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain that will cause
small stream flooding in the advisory area. The stream gauge on
the Tallulah River West of Clayton recorded a level of 4.9 feet
and rising, and is expected to exceed action stage of 5.0 feet
during the early morning hours.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Lake Burton. At 5.0 feet, Fred Thompson Rd may be flooded.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.

Only when it is safe to do so, please report floodwaters or
landslides flowing over roads or threatening property to the National
Weather Service 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 event and the specific location
where it occurred, including roadways, nearby cross streets, stream
names, and other landmarks.


Lat... Lon 3495 8351 3480 8353 3481 8357 3494 8356


Carroll


1115 PM EST Thu Feb 21 2019

... Flood Watch remains in effect through Friday evening...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of northeast Georgia, western North Carolina, and
upstate South Carolina, including the following areas, in
northeast Georgia, Franklin, Habersham, Hart, Rabun, and
Stephens. In western North Carolina, Buncombe, eastern Polk,
Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Macon, Madison, northern Jackson,
Polk mountains, southern Jackson, Swain, and Transylvania. In
upstate South Carolina, Anderson, greater Greenville, greater
Oconee, greater Pickens, Greenville mountains, Oconee
mountains, Pickens mountains, and Spartanburg.

* Through Friday evening

* additional moderate to locally heavy rain falling on saturated
soils, continues to produce Rapid River and stream level
responses. Additional rainfall totals of 1 to 2 inches are
likely across the watch area through Friday, most of which will
be runoff.

* Flooding of area streams and mainstem rivers will likely
inundate low-lying areas adjacent to streams, including
farmland, Parks, and campgrounds. Flooding is most likely
along the upper French Broad River and associated tributaries.
Periods of heavy rain can overwhelm or clog storm drains and
ditches with debris and cause extensive street flooding and
Road ponding. This is especially true this time of year as
fallen leaves block or impede drainage systems.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.



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Areal Flood Advisory, Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 12:43 AM EST Feb. 22, 2019 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a

* small stream flood advisory for...
northwestern Rabun County in northeastern Georgia...

* until 345 am EST.

* At 1241 am EST, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain that will cause
small stream flooding in the advisory area. The stream gauge on
the Tallulah River West of Clayton recorded a level of 4.9 feet
and rising, and is expected to exceed action stage of 5.0 feet
during the early morning hours.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Lake Burton. At 5.0 feet, Fred Thompson Rd may be flooded.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.

Only when it is safe to do so, please report floodwaters or
landslides flowing over roads or threatening property to the National
Weather Service 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 event and the specific location
where it occurred, including roadways, nearby cross streets, stream
names, and other landmarks.


Lat... Lon 3495 8351 3480 8353 3481 8357 3494 8356


Carroll


1115 PM EST Thu Feb 21 2019

... Flood Watch remains in effect through Friday evening...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of northeast Georgia, western North Carolina, and
upstate South Carolina, including the following areas, in
northeast Georgia, Franklin, Habersham, Hart, Rabun, and
Stephens. In western North Carolina, Buncombe, eastern Polk,
Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Macon, Madison, northern Jackson,
Polk mountains, southern Jackson, Swain, and Transylvania. In
upstate South Carolina, Anderson, greater Greenville, greater
Oconee, greater Pickens, Greenville mountains, Oconee
mountains, Pickens mountains, and Spartanburg.

* Through Friday evening

* additional moderate to locally heavy rain falling on saturated
soils, continues to produce Rapid River and stream level
responses. Additional rainfall totals of 1 to 2 inches are
likely across the watch area through Friday, most of which will
be runoff.

* Flooding of area streams and mainstem rivers will likely
inundate low-lying areas adjacent to streams, including
farmland, Parks, and campgrounds. Flooding is most likely
along the upper French Broad River and associated tributaries.
Periods of heavy rain can overwhelm or clog storm drains and
ditches with debris and cause extensive street flooding and
Road ponding. This is especially true this time of year as
fallen leaves block or impede drainage systems.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.



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