Chattanooga Under Flood Watch Until Thursday Morning

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Chattanooga is under a Flood Watch through Thursday morning.

The latest forecast calls for up to three new inches of rain.

Area creeks are already swollen from recent downpours.

Here is the Flood Watch from the National Weather Service:'

FLOOD WATCH FROM 7PM EST TUE UNTIL 7AM EST THU ...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MORRISTOWN HAS ISSUED A * FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF EAST TENNESSEE AND SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA, INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS, IN EAST TENNESSEE, ANDERSON, BLEDSOE, BRADLEY, CAMPBELL, CLAIBORNE, EAST POLK, GRAINGER, HAMILTON, HANCOCK, KNOX, LOUDON, MARION, MCMINN, MEIGS, MORGAN, NORTHWEST BLOUNT, NORTHWEST MONROE, RHEA, ROANE, SCOTT TN, SEQUATCHIE, SOUTHEAST MONROE, UNION, AND WEST POLK. IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA, LEE AND WISE. * FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING. *
 
MULTIPLE ROUNDS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL ARE EXPECTED LATE TODAY AND TONIGHT, THEN AGAIN ON WEDNESDAY EVENING. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES ARE EXPECTED, WHICH MAY CAUSE FLOODING DUE TO THE PRECEDING WET GROUND CONDITIONS AND ELEVATED RIVER LEVELS. * LOW LYING AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS WILL HAVE THE GREATEST RISK FOR FLOODING. CREEKS, STREAMS, AND MAIN STEM RIVERS MAY ALSO FLOOD.
 
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. BE ALERT 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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