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Flood Warning
Issued: 3:36 PM EST Feb. 21, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Flood Warning extended until Friday morning... the Flood Warning
continues for
the Pigeon River at Newport TN.
* Until Friday morning.
* At 03:00 PM Thursday the stage was 8.4 feet.
* Flood stage is 8.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 9.0 feet by this
evening... but is then expected to begin falling. The river will
fall below flood stage by after midnight tonight.
* At 8.0 feet... minor flooding occurs downstream from gage on Highway
25/70 and in the community of Edwina. Jimtown Road may be affected.


Lat... Lon 3600 8321 3597 8317 3578 8310 3580 8319




Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 4:56 PM CST Feb. 21, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch now in effect through Saturday morning...

The Flood Watch is now in effect for

* portions of southwest North Carolina, east Tennessee, and
southwest Virginia, including the following areas, in
southwest North Carolina, Cherokee and Clay. In east
Tennessee, Anderson, Bledsoe, Blount Smoky Mountains, Bradley,
Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke Smoky Mountains, east Polk,
Grainger, Hamblen, Hamilton, Hancock, Hawkins, Jefferson,
Johnson, Knox, Loudon, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Morgan, NW
Blount, north Sevier, northwest Carter, northwest Cocke,
northwest Greene, northwest Monroe, Rhea, Roane, Scott TN,
Sequatchie, Sevier Smoky Mountains, southeast Carter,
southeast Greene, southeast Monroe, Sullivan, Unicoi, Union,
Washington TN, and west Polk. In southwest Virginia, Lee,
Russell, Scott, Washington, and wise.

* Through Saturday morning

* additional periods of moderate to heavy rainfall will overspread
the region tonight, lasting through Saturday morning. Rainfall
totals ranging from 2 to 3 inches are expected with isolated
higher amounts closer to 4 inches possible.

* Given the already saturated soil and high stream flows, the
additional moderate to heavy rains will likely cause significant
stream flooding, roadway flooding, mud slides, and main Stem
river flooding. Potentiallly life threatening flooding is
possible.

* If you live near a stream, creek or river that typically floods
easily, please have a plan in place now to evacuate in the event
of flood waters begin to rise.


Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means that conditions are favorable for heavy
rain... which may lead to flooding in and near the watch area. Be
alert for rising water or water over roadways. Keep informed...
and be ready for action if flooding is observed or if a Flood
Warning is issued. If you come to a closed or flooded Road... turn
around! Don't drown!





Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 4:56 PM CST Feb. 21, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch now in effect through Saturday morning...

The Flood Watch is now in effect for

* portions of southwest North Carolina, east Tennessee, and
southwest Virginia, including the following areas, in
southwest North Carolina, Cherokee and Clay. In east
Tennessee, Anderson, Bledsoe, Blount Smoky Mountains, Bradley,
Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke Smoky Mountains, east Polk,
Grainger, Hamblen, Hamilton, Hancock, Hawkins, Jefferson,
Johnson, Knox, Loudon, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Morgan, NW
Blount, north Sevier, northwest Carter, northwest Cocke,
northwest Greene, northwest Monroe, Rhea, Roane, Scott TN,
Sequatchie, Sevier Smoky Mountains, southeast Carter,
southeast Greene, southeast Monroe, Sullivan, Unicoi, Union,
Washington TN, and west Polk. In southwest Virginia, Lee,
Russell, Scott, Washington, and wise.

* Through Saturday morning

* additional periods of moderate to heavy rainfall will overspread
the region tonight, lasting through Saturday morning. Rainfall
totals ranging from 2 to 3 inches are expected with isolated
higher amounts closer to 4 inches possible.

* Given the already saturated soil and high stream flows, the
additional moderate to heavy rains will likely cause significant
stream flooding, roadway flooding, mud slides, and main Stem
river flooding. Potentiallly life threatening flooding is
possible.

* If you live near a stream, creek or river that typically floods
easily, please have a plan in place now to evacuate in the event
of flood waters begin to rise.


Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means that conditions are favorable for heavy
rain... which may lead to flooding in and near the watch area. Be
alert for rising water or water over roadways. Keep informed...
and be ready for action if flooding is observed or if a Flood
Warning is issued. If you come to a closed or flooded Road... turn
around! Don't drown!





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