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Flood Watch
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
226 PM EST Fri Feb 22 2019

...PERIODS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN WILL CONTINUE TODAY...

.A very moist pattern will persist across the region, producing
rounds of moderate to locally heavy rain. Soils have become
saturated across the region. Each additional round of rain is
thus producing increasingly rapid responses in stream levels, and
there is an increased threat for flooding. The threat is greatest
across the southwestern North Carolina mountains and foothills,
western Upstate South Carolina, and adjacent areas of northeast
Georgia.

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Rabun-Habersham-Stephens-Franklin-Hart-Madison-Swain-Haywood-
Buncombe-Graham-Northern Jackson-Macon-Southern Jackson-
Transylvania-Henderson-Polk Mountains-Eastern Polk-
Oconee Mountains-Pickens Mountains-Greenville Mountains-
Greater Oconee-Greater Pickens-Greater Greenville-Spartanburg-
Anderson-
Including the cities of Clayton, Pine Mountain, Mountain City,
Cornelia, Baldwin, Demorest, Clarkesville, Hollywood, Boydville,
Toccoa, Royston, Whitworth, Lavonia, Franklin Springs, Canon,
Hartwell, Nuberg, Reed Creek, Faust, Mars Hill, Marshall, Walnut,
Allenstand, Hot Springs, Luck, Newfound Gap, Alarka, Almond,
Bryson City, Luada, Smokemont, Wesser, Waynesville, Waterville,
Canton, Cruso, Cove Creek, Lake Junaluska, Asheville,
Robbinsville, Stecoah, Cullowhee, Tuckasegee, Sylva, Franklin,
Rainbow Springs, Kyle, Nantahala Lake, Highlands, Wolf Mountain,
Cashiers, Brevard, Cedar Mountain, Little River, Hendersonville,
Fletcher, Dana, East Flat Rock, Tuxedo, Etowah, Saluda, Tryon,
Columbus, Lake Adger, Mill Spring, Mountain Rest, Walhalla,
Westminster, Pumpkintown, Tigerville, Gowensville, Caesars Head,
Cleveland, Marietta, Seneca, Oakway, Easley, Dacusville, Clemson,
Greenville, Taylors, Greer, Mauldin, Fork Shoals, Simpsonville,
Berea, Spartanburg, and Anderson
226 PM EST Fri Feb 22 2019

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS 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.

* until 7 PM EST this evening

* Additional moderate to locally heavy rain falling on saturated
soils will continue to produce rapid river and stream level
responses. Additional rainfall amounts up to a half of an inch
are possible through this evening, with locally higher amounts
possible on the south-facing ridges. The majority of this
precipitation 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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