Chattanooga Under Flood Watch Starting Monday Night; Up To 6 Inches Of Rain Possible

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Chattanooga is under a flood watch starting Monday night with up to six inches of rain possible through Wednesday morning.

The National Weather Service warned that waters will be rising rapidly.

Here is the flood watch information:

FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MORRISTOWN HAS ISSUED A * FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST NORTH CAROLINA AND EAST TENNESSEE...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN SOUTHWEST NORTH CAROLINA.

..CHEROKEE AND CLAY. IN EAST TENNESSEE...ANDERSON... BLEDSOE...BLOUNT SMOKY MOUNTAINS...BRADLEY...COCKE SMOKY MOUNTAINS...EAST POLK...HAMILTON...JEFFERSON...KNOX...LOUDON... MARION...MCMINN...MEIGS...MORGAN...NW BLOUNT...NORTH SEVIER... NORTHWEST COCKE...NORTHWEST MONROE...RHEA...ROANE... SEQUATCHIE...SEVIER SMOKY MOUNTAINS...SOUTHEAST MONROE AND WEST POLK. * FROM MONDAY EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING * RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF NEAR 4 INCHES WITH LOCALLY UP TO 6 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS PARTS OF THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN TENNESSEE VALLEY AND PLATEAU * RIVERS AND STREAMS WILL RISE RAPIDLY. WATCH FOR FLOODING OF ROADWAYS ESPECIALLY IN POOR DRAINAGE AREAS. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR HEAVY RAIN...WHICH MAY LEAD TO FLOODING IN AND NEAR THE WATCH AREA. IF YOU ARE IN THE WATCH AREA....KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR RISING WATER OR WATER OVER ROADWAYS. KEEP INFORMED...AND BE READY FOR ACTION IF FLOODING IS OBSERVED OR IF A FLOOD WARNING IS ISSUED. IF YOU COME TO A CLOSED OR FLOODED ROAD...TURN AROUND! DON'T DROWN!



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