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Be Prepared for Flash Flooding and Minor River Flooding

Post Date:09/14/2018 12:52 PM

The 11:30 AM briefing from the National Weather Service indicates that biggest concerns for Chatham County are flash flooding and minor river flooding.

WINDS: We expect to continue to have sustained winds around 20-30 MPH, which is about where we are now. However, we will have a few strong gusts over 40 MPH. Winds will begin to die down early Saturday.

FLASH FLOODING: This will occur on and off through Sunday. We expect to get a total of 6 to 10 inches of rain. If you see flash floods developing, move to higher ground as soon as possible. Please do NOT attempt to drive or walk through flood waters. Just 6 inches of rushing flowing water can knock you down. Less than two feet can sweep a car away. If you live in an area that is prone to flash floods, you can count on it doing so again.

RIVER FLOODING: The forecast is that we will have some minor river flooding on the Deep River and Haw River. If you have had flooding in your area along the rivers, you can expect flooding again. This will mostly be an issue starting early Sunday and lasting 2-3 days. If you live or travel in these areas, please keep a close watch and be ready to evacuate.

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