(04/02/2012)
A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is IMMINENT or occurring.

The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued aT 3 a.m. a Flash Flood Warning for southern Calhoun County, Roane County, including the City of Spencer until 6:45 a.m. Wednesday EDT.

The National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated very heavy rain from a thunderstorm 8 miles east of Amma or 10 miles north of Clay moving southeast at 25 mph.

Precautionary/Preparedness Actions:

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks, streams, highways and underpasses. Additionally country roads and farmlands along the banks of creeks streams and other low lying areas are subject to flooding.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding. If flash flooding is observed act quickly. Move up to higher ground to escape flood waters. Do not stay in areas subject to flooding when water begins rising.

Do not drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the roadway. The water depth may be too great to allow your car to cross safely. Move to higher ground. A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is IMMINENT or occurring.

If you are in the warning area move to higher ground immediately. Residents living along streams and creeks should take immediate precautions to protect life and property. Do not attempt to cross swiftly flowing waters or waters of unknown depth by foot or by automobile.


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