Flood Statement 21:56:04.1126

WGUS82 KGSP 170155

Flood Advisory
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
955 PM EDT WED MAY 16 2018

Rabun GA-Macon NC-Transylvania NC-Jackson NC-Oconee SC-
955 PM EDT WED MAY 16 2018

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a

* Flood Advisory for…
Northeastern Rabun County in northeastern Georgia…
Southeastern Macon County in western North Carolina…
Southwestern Transylvania County in western North Carolina…
Southeastern Jackson County in western North Carolina…
Northwestern Oconee County in Upstate South Carolina…

* Until 145 AM EDT.

* At 948 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated a developing area of nearly
stationary showers stretching from northeast Rabun County along
the North Carolina and South Carolina border from Highlands to
near Sapphire. Radar indicated rainfall rates of one-half to three-
quarters of an inch per hour, and this renewed heavy rainfall was
impacting locations that have already received 2 to 3 inches of
rain over the past 24 hours.

* Some locations that may experience flooding include…
Highlands, Cashiers, Lake Toxaway, Mountain Rest, Sapphire, Bad
Creek, Pine Mountain, Whiteside Mountain, Gorges State Park and
Lake Jocassee. Flooding will be most likely along and near the
Chattooga River and King Creek along the border between Rabun and
Oconee Counties.


Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding. If heavy rainfall continues, the advisory may
be upgraded to a Flood Warning. People in flood prone areas,
especially along creeks and small streams, should prepare to move to
higher ground if a Flood Warning is issued.

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 3515 8293 3492 8299 3480 8330 3506 8330