Flood Statement 08:51:02.2687

WGUS82 KGSP 161250

Flood Advisory
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
850 AM EDT WED MAY 16 2018

Greenville SC-Pickens SC-Oconee SC-
850 AM EDT WED MAY 16 2018

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a

* Flood Advisory for…
Northwestern Greenville County in Upstate South Carolina…
Northern Pickens County in Upstate South Carolina…
Northern Oconee County in Upstate South Carolina…

* Until 245 PM EDT.

* At 845 AM EDT, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated
1-3 inches of rain have fallen in the past 6-8 hours with
additional rainfall likely for the remainder of the day. This
will likely cause minor flooding across the advisory area. Minor
flooding means low-lying areas, farmland, low-water crossings, and
recreational areas will flood.

* Some locations that may experience flooding include…
Pickens, Slater-Marietta, Salem, Jocassee Gorges, Devils Fork State
Park, Table Rock State Park, Caesars Head State Park, Lake Keowee,
Pleasant Ridge State Park and Jones Gap State Park.

* The following streams will experience rapid rises and possible
minor flooding of low-lying areas and low water crossings:
North, Middle, and South Saluda rivers and associated tributaries,
feeder streams into Lake Jocassee and Lake Keowee, Little River,
Flat Shoals River, Chauga River, and Chattooga River.


In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are
potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to cross flooded
roads. Turn around, dont drown.

Heavy rain falling along mountain creeks can cause sudden increases
in water flow downstream, even in areas where it is not raining.
People participating in outdoor recreation should move away from
creeks and small streams.

Please report flood water flowing over roads or threatening property,
or landslides to the National Weather Service by calling toll free,
1, 800, 2 6 7, 8 1 0 1, or by posting on our Facebook page, or Tweet
it using hashtag nwsgsp. your message should describe the event and
the specific location where it occurred.


LAT…LON 3481 8330 3493 8316 3494 8311 3495 8313
3500 8310 3509 8279 3507 8278 3507 8275
3510 8270 3512 8269 3513 8263 3516 8255
3518 8246 3517 8244 3521 8239 3519 8238
3519 8235 3498 8244 3479 8288 3477 8310