WGUS52 KGSP 120505
BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
105 AM EDT SAT AUG 12 2017
The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a
* Flash Flood Warning for…
Northeastern Chester County in Upstate South Carolina…
Southeastern York County in Upstate South Carolina…
* Until 400 AM EDT
* At 100 AM EDT, Doppler radar indicated a series of redeveloping
heavy rain showers and thunderstorms near the Chester and York
County borders, along and just west of the Interstate 77 corridor.
These thunderstorms were producing rainfall at rates approaching 3
inches per hour, and additional rainfall at rates of 1 to 2 inches
per hour are likely near Interstate 77 in northeast Chester and
eastern York Counties through at least 2 AM. Flash flooding will
likely develop quickly in these areas.
* Some locations that may experience flooding include…
Rock Hill, Lesslie, Catawba, Edgemoor and Fort Mill. Flash
flooding is most likely along Stony Fork, Fishing Creek, and
nearby tributaries in southern York 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.
Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams, highways, and underpasses. Addditionally, country
roads and farmlands along the banks of creeks, streams, and other
low-lying areas are subject to flooding.
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
LAT…LON 3490 8088 3487 8088 3486 8087 3484 8087
3483 8090 3479 8088 3473 8119 3481 8120
3493 8108 3501 8090 3497 8088 3496 8087