Flood Warning in effect for East Central McDowell, Lake James shoreline


The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a Flood Warning for East central McDowell County in western North Carolina...West central Burke County in western North Carolina until 9:00 PM EDT Monday.

* At 12:05 PM EDT, the gauge at the Bridgewater Dam at Lake James has risen to just above flood stage due to runoff from recent heavy rains. At this level, flooding of docks and yards along the shore is occurring, along with water beginning to enter the Moose Lodge Campground.


Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Do not attempt to cross water-covered roadways, bridges, or low-level crossings. Only a few inches of rapidly flowing water can carry away your vehicle. It is not worth the risk. Please TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN.

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