Flooding threat continues in western, coastal North Carolina

Katie Ramirez
June 2, 2018

Weather forecasters say the threat of flooding continues in northwestern SC and part of the coast. Storm total rainfall amounts from 1-3 inches are possible with locally higher amounts approaching 4 inches near the Tennessee River Valley region.

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect Friday for Washington D.C. and many areas of Maryland and Virginia until 2 a.m.

"If there is a lot of rainfall upstream, then that forecast is certainly subject to change and would most likely would go into minor flooding or getting closer", Keebler said.

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A county spokesman says public works crews have been rebuilding the curbs along Main Street and getting out as much debris as they can before today's rains. Sugar Mountain has had 11.18 inches of rain, Blowing Rock has received 11.03 inches of rain this month and Linville has had 10.37 inches. "If we get what we're expecting, the forecast stage should be pretty close".

- Forecasters warn the worst of the heavy rain from Subtropical Storm Alberto is far from over in North Carolina.

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