Heavy Rains Push North Carolina's Watauga River Over Its Banks

StoryfulWeatherPublished: August 3, 2018Updated: August 4, 2018
Published: August 3, 2018Updated: August 4, 2018

The Watauga River near the Blue Ridge Mountains in northwestern North Carolina overflowed onto the roadway on August 3 due to heavy rainfall in the area. The National Weather Service extended a flash flood warning for Watauga County, among other northwestern counties, in a statement on August 3. Drivers were warned to stay off flooded roadways. Rain was expected all day on August 3 and a flash flood watch was issued for central North Carolina, according to local weather reports. Credit: Doug Asano via Storyful

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