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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Flood Watch
National Weather Service Morristown TN
556 PM EST Thu Feb 21 2019

...Additional Rounds of Moderate to Heavy Rainfall Expected
Tonight Through Saturday Morning...

.Moderate to heavy rainfall will move over the region once again
tonight through Saturday morning as moisture streams across the
Tennessee Valley and Southern Appalachians along a meandering warm
front. Additional flooding is expected given already saturated
ground and high stream flows.


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Cherokee-Clay-Scott TN-Campbell-Claiborne-Hancock-Hawkins-
Sullivan-Johnson-Morgan-Anderson-Union-Grainger-Hamblen-
Northwest Cocke-Cocke Smoky Mountains-Northwest Greene-
Southeast Greene-Washington TN-Unicoi-Northwest Carter-
Southeast Carter-Roane-Loudon-Knox-Jefferson-NW Blount-
Blount Smoky Mountains-North Sevier-Sevier Smoky Mountains-
Sequatchie-Bledsoe-Rhea-Meigs-McMinn-Northwest Monroe-
Southeast Monroe-Marion-Hamilton-Bradley-West Polk-East Polk-Lee-
Wise-Scott-Russell-Washington-
Including the cities of Murphy, Hayesville, Oneida, La Follette,
Tazewell, Sneedville, Rogersville, Kingsport, Bristol,
Mountain City, Wartburg, Clinton, Oak Ridge, Maynardville,
Rutledge, Morristown, Newport, Cosby, Greeneville, Cedar Creek,
Johnson City, Erwin, Elizabethton, Roan Mountain, Kingston,
Lenoir City, Knoxville, Dandridge, Maryville, Cades Cove,
Sevierville, Gatlinburg, Dunlap, Pikeville, Dayton, Decatur,
Athens, Madisonville, Coker Creek, Jasper, Chattanooga,
Cleveland, Benton, Ducktown, Jonesville, Wise, Norton, Gate City,
Lebanon, and Abingdon
556 PM EST Thu Feb 21 2019

...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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Flood Statement
National Weather Service Morristown, Tennessee
1010 AM EST Thu Feb 21 2019

...The Flood Warning is extended for the following rivers ...

South Chickamauga Creek Near Chickamauga TN affecting Catoosa and
Hamilton Counties
Clinch River Above Tazewell TN affecting Claiborne...Grainger and
Hancock Counties
Powell River Near Arthur TN affecting Claiborne and Hancock Counties

Sequatchie River Near Whitwell TN affecting Bledsoe...Marion and
Sequatchie Counties

.Recent heavy rainfall from the last few days and more expected the next few days
is expected to produce continued flooding on these rivers.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Most deaths in floods occur in automobiles. If you come to a closed
or flooded road, Turn Around! Don't Drown! For more details, stay
tuned to NOAA Weather Radio or commercial television or radio
stations that carry weather information.

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1010 AM EST Thu Feb 21 2019

...Flood Warning extended until Saturday morning...The Flood Warning
continues for
The South Chickamauga Creek Near Chickamauga TN.
* From early Friday until Saturday morning.
* At 9:15 AM Thursday the stage was 17.6 feet.
* Flood stage is 18.0 feet.
* Nonflood flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...Rise above flood stage by early Friday and continue to
rise to near 18.5 feet by Friday evening. The river will fall
below flood stage by Saturday morning.
* At 19.0 feet...Water across Mack Smith road begins to impede
traffic. West Chickamauga Creek overflows its banks near the
Georgia state line and inundates several roads and properties in
the area.

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LAT...LON 3509 8527 3511 8522 3492 8508 3489 8517




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1010 AM EST Thu Feb 21 2019

...Flood Warning extended until late Sunday night...The Flood Warning
continues for
The Clinch River Above Tazewell TN.
* From Saturday morning until late Sunday night.
* At 9:00 AM Thursday the stage was 12.3 feet.
* Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 13.0 feet by
early Sunday morning...but is then expected to begin falling. The
river will fall below flood stage late Sunday evening.
* At 12.0 feet...Flooding of pasture land near Grissom Island begins.
The city of Tazewell, Tennessee is not affected by flooding of the
Clinch River.

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LAT...LON 3632 8356 3637 8359 3659 8306 3659 8296




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1010 AM EST Thu Feb 21 2019

...Flood Warning extended until Saturday morning...The Flood Warning
continues for
The Powell River Near Arthur TN.
* From this evening until Saturday morning.
* At 9:15 AM Thursday the stage was 16.6 feet.
* Flood stage is 17.0 feet.
* Nonflood flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...Rise above flood stage by this evening and continue to
rise to near 19.0 feet by Friday morning. The river will fall
below flood stage by early Saturday morning.
* At 20.0 feet...Water covers roads along both banks of the river.

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LAT...LON 3659 8361 3654 8337 3640 8375 3645 8383




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910 AM CST Thu Feb 21 2019

...Flood Warning extended until Sunday evening...The Flood Warning
continues for
The Sequatchie River Near Whitwell TN.
* Until Sunday evening.
* At 8:15 AM Thursday the stage was 14.3 feet.
* Flood stage is 14.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 15.0 feet by
Saturday morning...but is then expected to begin falling. The river
will fall below flood stage by early afternoon Sunday.
* At 16.0 feet...Flooding of agricultural land becomes more
extensive. Water reaches the bottom of the river gage house.

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LAT...LON 3510 8561 3555 8528 3552 8523 3507 8554