Flood Advisory in Cherokee County, South Carolina
Issued by the National Weather Service and archived by Claims Pages
EXPIRED 5/15/2024 3:27:00 PM (UTC) Urgency: Expected Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely
5/15/2024 3:27:00 PM until 5/15/2024 9:15:00 PM
Be aware of your surroundings and do not drive on flooded roads.
* WHAT...Flooding caused by excessive rainfall is expected. * WHERE...A portion of upstate South Carolina, including the following counties, Cherokee and Spartanburg. * WHEN...Until 915 PM EDT. * IMPACTS...Nuisance flooding of low-lying areas adjacent to streams and other poor-drainage areas, including farmland, parks, greenways, boat-access areas, golf courses, underpasses, and parking lots. Isolated, shallow flows over roadways is possible. A few flood-prone, low-water crossings may become impassible. A small culvert washout or two is possible. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS... - At 322 PM EDT, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated torrential rain due to thunderstorms. These thunderstorms are training along an axis from Cowpens to Thicketty to Gaffney to Blacksburg along and south of I-85 and US 29. Between 1 to 2 inches of rain has fallen over the past 60-75 minutes. Intense rainfall rates and rapid accumulation will likely cause nuisance to Minor flooding, especially in the Gaffney city limits. - Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are expected over the area. This additional rain may exacerbate ongoing flooding. If storm-total rainfall amounts exceed 3-4 inches over the next 1-2 hours, more significant flooding may develop and a Flash Flood Warning may be issued. Caution is advised near any stream or other vulnerable areas. Seek higher ground immediately if streams start to rise. Please have a plan in place should flash flooding develop and do not hesitate to act. - Some locations that may experience flooding include... Gaffney, Cowpens, Blacksburg, Mayo, Thicketty, Cherokee Falls and Kings Creek. - Http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood
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