Flash Flood Warning 00:13:31.3303

WGUS52 KGSP 120413

Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
1213 AM EDT SAT AUG 12 2017

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for…
Northwest Oconee County in Upstate South Carolina…

* Until 300 AM EDT

* At 1206 AM EDT, Doppler radar indicated a line of thunderstorms
moving slowly east across the western half of Oconee County. This
line was producing very heavy rainfall at rates of 2 to 3 inches
per hour, and additional rainfall of 1 to 2 inches will be
possible before the precipitation tapers off from the west. Flash
flooding will likely begin shortly across the northwest part of
Oconee County.

* Some locations that may experience flooding include…
Salem, the Sumter National Forest, Devils Fork State Park, Oconee
State Park, Mountain Rest, Long Creek, Bad Creek, Walhalla and the
Lake Jocassee area. Flooding is most likely along the tributaries
to the Tugaloo River, Brasstown Creek, Long Creek, and Tamassee
Creek across northwest Oconee County.


Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Do not attempt to cross
water-covered roadways, bridges, or low-level crossings. Only a few
inches of rapidly flowing water can carry away your vehicle. It is
not worth the risk. Please TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding. In hilly and mountainous terrain, there are
many low-water crossings which can be dangerous in very heavy rain.
Low-water crossings can be submerged by flood waters quickly and
without warning. Never attempt to travel across flooded crossings.
Find an alternate route. It takes only a few inches of swiftly
flowing water to carry vehicles away. Hikers, campers and other
individuals outdoors must immediately seek high ground and avoid all

When it is safe to do so, please report flood waters or landslides
flowing over roads or threatening property to the National Weather
Service by calling toll free, 1, 800, 2 6 7, 8 1 0 1, by posting on
our Facebook page, or via Twitter using hashtag NWSGSP. Your message
should describe the event and the specific location where it
occurred, including roadways, nearby cross streets, stream names and
other landmarks.


LAT…LON 3476 8332 3479 8332 3482 8329 3482 8327
3484 8327 3485 8325 3488 8323 3488 8321
3492 8316 3493 8316 3494 8311 3495 8313
3501 8307 3502 8305 3499 8295 3491 8290
3463 8325 3468 8334 3473 8335