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Flood Watch Remains In Effect (2018-09-15 21:19:55)

Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for the High Country.

Updated Monday September 17 at 5:00 am.

A FLOOD WARNING IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10:30 AM MONDAY

FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING

At 136 AM EDT, emergency management reported flooding continued across the county from the heavy rain that fell Sunday on the order of 2-4 inches in many areas. The Ashe County Emergency Management Office reports that at least 14 roads are currently closed, including U.S. 221 from West Jefferson to the Watauga County line. Watauga County Emergency Management also reports that several roads and bridges are flooded, especially in low-lying areas and near creeks and stream. Several roads and bridges will likely remain flooded through at least daybreak.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Boone...
Sparta...
Jefferson...
West Jefferson...
and Blowing Rock.

This includes the following streams and drainages...
North Fork New River...
Darnell Creek...
Ripshin Branch...
Mulberry Creek...
and Vanderpool Creek.

 

Flash flooding is a VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. Remember...TURN AROUND...DON`T DROWN!
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Watauga, Ashe, Avery, and Wilkes County schools have been canceled form Monday September 17th. For Watauga: All schools are closed for students and 10 month employees while 12 month employees may report on a two hour delay. 

Lees McRae College has also canceled their classes for Monday, but online courses will continue. Students should refer to Brightspace for specific directions from their instructors. Some on campus dining facilities will be open however. You can find this information here.

Appalachian State University - All classes and academic obligations are canceled through Tuesday, Sept. 18. **UPDATE** For non-faculty employees, the Adverse Weather Policy is in effect Monday Sept. 17: -- At Condition 2 (Suspended Operations) until noon; -- At Condition 1 (Reduced Operations) from noon-11pm. -- Normal operations for employees begin at 11pm Monday, Sept. 17. 

Caldwell and Watauga Campus Caldwell Community College cancelled day and evening classes Monday.

Community Care Clinic will be CLOSED Monday, all appointments have been cancelled.

Watauga County Library closed.

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Alliance Bible Fellowship is available as a shelter for Watauga County.

ASU's Quinn Center on Stadium Drive will be available as a shelter for students, faculty, and staff. 

Ashe County High School will be available as  a shelter beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday

Hospitality House of Boone will be available as a shelter if called upon by the Red Cross. 

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High Country United Way continues to all our neighbors in need. To aid in this effort, the UW Helps NC Fund has been established to help High Country United Way respond to immediate storm and flooding relief requests by our local agencies, and to continue to meet needs as they unfold throughout the coming weeks. Donations can be made by texting UWHELPSNC to 41444 or at United Way of North Carolina and selecting High Country United Way. Donations to High Country United Way allow us to help direct funds immediately to where they are needed. High Country residents who need assistance related to the hurricane can dial 2-1-1 to reach a trained call specialist who can help them find resources they Need. Hundreds of disaster-related calls have already been answered by the 2-1-1 Call Center. Call specialists have helped people find evacuation
routes, food, water and shelter. 2-1-1 is provided to the residents of the High Country by High Country United Way.



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