Flood Statement 09:21:36.8468

WGUS82 KGSP 161321
FLSGSP

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

GAC257-SCC073-161915-
/O.NEW.KGSP.FA.Y.0035.180516T1321Z-180516T1915Z/
/00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Stephens GA-Oconee SC-
921 AM EDT WED MAY 16 2018

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a

* Flood Advisory for…
Stephens County in northeastern Georgia…
Southern Oconee County in Upstate South Carolina…

* Until 315 PM EDT Wednesday.

* At 913 AM EDT, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated
2-4 inches of rain have fallen in the past 6-8 hours. This
is causing minor flooding across the advisory area. Minor
flooding means low-lying areas, farmland, low-water crossings, and
recreational areas will flood.

* There will be a break in the rainfall over the next few hours which
should allow area streams to crest and begin recession. Rain will
redevelop later today and may exacerbate ongoing flooding or cause
new flooding to occur.

* Oconee County 911 is reporting several roads threatened or closed
due to floodwaters including: Tabor Rd, Torrinston Rd,
Burns Mill Rd, Lay Mill Rd, and Dr John’s Rd. Additional flood
reports are likely over the next few hours.

* Minor flooding is being reported around Toccoa including along
Eastanolee Creek which may be overflowing its banks.

* Some locations that may experience flooding include…
Toccoa, Seneca, Walhalla, Westminster, Martin, Avalon, Long Creek,
Boydville, Eastanolee and Oakway.

* The following streams will experience rapid rises and minor
flooding of low-lying areas and low water crossings: Eastanolee
Creek, feeder streams into Lake Hartwell and Lake Keowee, Chauga
River, Coneross Creek, and Choestoea Creek.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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 3467 8337 3469 8334 3473 8335 3476 8332
3479 8332 3481 8330 3477 8310 3479 8288
3474 8290 3473 8286 3467 8285 3465 8283
3464 8283 3461 8286 3454 8311 3448 8318
3446 8340 3448 8346

$$

JMP