Posted 632 days ago – National Weather Service

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The National Weather Service in Greenville-spartanburg has issued a Flash Flood Warning for: Buncombe County in western North Carolina. Henderson County in western North Carolina.

  • Until 8:30 pm EST.
  • At 5:21 pm EST, local law enforcement officials reported a few areas of high water and stream out of their banks, especially across Greater Hendersonville, and in eastern Buncombe County, in the Reems Creek and black mountain areas.
  • Runoff from this excessive rainfall will cause flash flooding to occur. Some locations that will experience flooding include: Downtown Asheville, Hendersonville, Asheville Mall, Avery Creek, Barnardsville, Bat Cave, Biltmore Forest, Black Mountain, Edneyville, Etowah, Fairview, Flat Rock, Fletcher. I-26 at I-40, Mountain Home, Swannanoa, unc Asheville. Weaverville and Woodfin.

Recommended actions

Do not drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the roadway. The water depth may be too great to allow your car to cross safely.

To Report High water, flooding, mudslides, landslides or other severe weather, call toll free. (800) 267-8101, and leave a message explaining the event and the approximate address where it occurred.

What is a Flash Flood Warning?

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This warning signifies a short duration of intense flooding of counties, communities, streams, or urban areas with high peak rate of flow. Flash floods may result from such things as torrential downpours, dam breaks, or ice jam breaks. They are issued by the local National Weather Service Office for 4 hours or less. Since flash flooding can occur in severe thunderstorms, this type of warning can be combined with either a Tornado Warning or a Severe Thunderstorm Warning. Source: srh.noaa.gov