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Warnings

flood
Johnson, TN

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Claiborne TN-Knox TN-Cocke TN-Scott TN-Union TN-Washington TN-
Morgan TN-Hawkins TN-Anderson TN-Jefferson TN-Campbell TN-Greene TN-
Grainger TN-Sevier TN-Unicoi TN-Sullivan TN-Blount TN-Hancock TN-
Carter TN-Johnson TN-Hamblen TN-Russell VA-Lee VA-City of Bristol VA-
Washington VA-Wise VA-City of Norton VA-Scott VA-
631 PM EDT SUN APR 23 2017

The National Weather Service in Morristown has issued a

* Flood Warning for...
Claiborne County in eastern Tennessee...
Knox County in eastern Tennessee...
Cocke County in eastern Tennessee...
Scott County in eastern Tennessee...
Union County in eastern Tennessee...
Washington County in eastern Tennessee...
Morgan County in eastern Tennessee...
Hawkins County in eastern Tennessee...
Anderson County in eastern Tennessee...
Jefferson County in eastern Tennessee...
Campbell County in eastern Tennessee...
Greene County in eastern Tennessee...
Grainger County in eastern Tennessee...
Sevier County in eastern Tennessee...
Unicoi County in eastern Tennessee...
Sullivan County in eastern Tennessee...
Blount County in eastern Tennessee...
Hancock County in eastern Tennessee...
Carter County in eastern Tennessee...
Johnson County in eastern Tennessee...
Hamblen County in eastern Tennessee...
Russell County in southwestern Virginia...
Lee County in southwestern Virginia...
The City of Bristol in southwestern Virginia...
Washington County in southwestern Virginia...
Wise County in southwestern Virginia...
The City of Norton in southwestern Virginia...
Scott County in southwestern Virginia...

* Until 630 AM EDT Monday

* At 629 PM EDT, multiple reports of flooding continue to come in
for the warned area. Several issues on area roadways continue from
the recent heavy rainfall. Three to six inches of rain have
already fallen. Rainfall is beginning to decrease but the local
creeks and streams will remain elevated across the warned area

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Knoxville, Johnson City, Kingsport, Oak Ridge, Morristown,
Maryville, Bristol Tn, Bristol Va, Greeneville, Sevierville,
Elizabethton, Clinton, Lenoir City, Alcoa, Abingdon, Jefferson
City, La Follette, Newport, Erwin and Rogersville.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.

A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. All
interested parties should take necessary precautions immediately.

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3595 8256 3607 8264 3577 8299 3546 8395
3560 8418 3605 8434 3591 8468 3620 8491
3640 8466 3660 8478 3658 8369 3674 8314
3720 8255 3696 8236 3714 8190 3664 8161

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Watches

flash flood
Chesterfield, SC

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Lincoln-McDuffie-Columbia-Richmond-Burke-Lancaster-Chesterfield-
McCormick-Newberry-Fairfield-Kershaw-Edgefield-Saluda-Lexington-
Richland-Lee-Aiken-Sumter-Barnwell-Orangeburg-Calhoun-Clarendon-
Bamberg-
Including the cities of Lincolnton, Thomson, Martinez, Evans,
Hephzibah, Waynesboro, Lancaster, Elgin, Lancaster Mill, Cheraw,
Pageland, Mccormick, Newberry, Winnsboro, Winnsboro Mills,
Camden, Lugoff, Edgefield, Johnston, Saluda, Ridge Spring,
Seven Oaks, West Columbia, Cayce, Lexington, Red Bank, Oak Grove,
Columbia, Bishopville, Aiken, North Augusta, Sumter, Barnwell,
Williston, Blackville, Orangeburg, Brookdale, St. Matthews,
Manning, Summerton, Bamberg, and Denmark
1059 AM EDT Sun Apr 23 2017

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH
MONDAY EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of east central Georgia and
central South Carolina, including the following areas, in east
central Georgia, Burke, Columbia, Lincoln, McDuffie, and
Richmond. In central South Carolina, Aiken, Bamberg, Barnwell,
Calhoun, Chesterfield, Clarendon, Edgefield, Fairfield,
Kershaw, Lancaster, Lee, Lexington, McCormick, Newberry,
Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda, and Sumter.

* From 8 PM EDT this evening through Monday evening

* Rainfall associated with a developing low pressure system will
become widespread and heavy tonight, and persist into early
Tuesday. Periods of very heavy rain will contribute to total
rainfall of 2 to 4 inches, with isolated higher amounts
possible.

* Grounds will become saturated as periods of heavy rainfall move
across the area. This has the potential to lead to flash
flooding, especially in locations with poor drainage such as
urban areas or in and around culverts. Excessive roadway ponding
is also likely, and at times some roads may become impassable,
especially if drainage ditches overflow onto roadways.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

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Johnson, TN

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Hancock-Hawkins-Sullivan-Johnson-Hamblen-Northwest Cocke-
Cocke Smoky Mountains-Northwest Greene-Southeast Greene-
Washington TN-Unicoi-Northwest Carter-Southeast Carter-Jefferson-
North Sevier-Sevier Smoky Mountains-Lee-Wise-Scott-Russell-
Washington-
Including the cities of Sneedville, Rogersville, Kingsport,
Bristol, Mountain City, Morristown, Newport, Cosby, Greeneville,
Cedar Creek, Johnson City, Erwin, Elizabethton, Roan Mountain,
Dandridge, Sevierville, Gatlinburg, Jonesville, Wise, Norton,
Gate City, Lebanon, and Abingdon
638 PM EDT Sun Apr 23 2017

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON...

The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for

* Portions of East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia, including
the following areas, in East Tennessee, Cocke Smoky Mountains,
Hamblen, Hancock, Hawkins, Jefferson, Johnson, North Sevier,
Northwest Carter, Northwest Cocke, Northwest Greene, Sevier
Smoky Mountains, Southeast Carter, Southeast Greene, Sullivan,
Unicoi, and Washington TN. In Southwest Virginia, Lee,
Russell, Scott, Washington, and Wise.

* Through Monday afternoon

* 2 to 4 inches of rainfall will be common across much of the area
through early Monday morning with localized amounts in excess of
6 inches possible.

* The persistent rainfall will fall on already saturated ground
across much of the area. The additional heavy rains could lead
to flooding of roadways, poor drainage areas, low lying areas
and small rivers and streams across the region. Mud slides are
possible, especially across the burn scar areas of Sevier
County, Tennessee.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take quick
action if flooding is observed or a Flash Flood Warning is
issued. If you come to a closed or flooded road...turn around!
Don't drown!

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