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Flash Flood Warning

Status

New Event Expired

Start Time

Tue 05/04/2021 12:01 PM EDT

End Time

Tue 05/04/2021 03:00 PM EDT

Significance

Warning

Impacts

High impact

Locations Affected

Hiwassee Village, NC ∙ Chatuge Lake, NC ∙ Marble, NC ∙ Hiwassee Lake, NC ∙ Hayesville, NC ∙ Brasstown, NC ∙ Andrews, NC ∙ Murphy, NC ∙ Andrews Murphy Airport, NC ∙ Culberson, NC

Full Alert Message

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED Flash Flood Warning National Weather Service Morristown TN 1201 PM EDT Tue May 4 2021 The National Weather Service in Morristown has issued a * Flash Flood Warning for... Cherokee County in southwestern North Carolina... Clay County in southwestern North Carolina... * Until 300 PM EDT. * At 1201 PM EDT, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Between 2 and 3 inches of rain have fallen over the last 6 hours. Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are possible in the warned area over the next 3 hours. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly. HAZARD...Flash flooding caused by thunderstorms. 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... Andrews, Murphy, Hayesville, Marble, Brasstown, Unaka, Tusquitee, Hiawasse Dam, Culberson, Violet, Hot House, Topton and Shooting Creek. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to cross flooded roads. Find an alternate route. && LAT...LON 3499 8432 3523 8429 3527 8423 3524 8419 3524 8413 3529 8403 3523 8400 3522 8396 3526 8384 3524 8376 3526 8371 3523 8369 3520 8373 3520 8372 3516 8374 3516 8366 3514 8365 3500 8352 3499 8348 FLASH FLOOD...RADAR AND GAUGE INDICATED