4 – 12 Inches of Rain Possible This Weekend



Heavy rain is likely with some flash flooding in the Upstate and Western North Carolina possible.

4″ to 12″ of rain is possible through Monday morning.


Governor Nikki Haley has declared a State of Emergency for the potential impacts of Hurricane Joaquin and flooding.

The declaration puts state emergency plans into effect, enabling agencies to better coordinate resources jointly and respond to requests for state assistance from county emergency managers.

The Governor urges everyone to continue monitoring developing forecasts through news media and to pay attention to emergency warnings from local and state public safety officials and to take safety actions if instructed to do so.

A toll-free telephone line has been established for citizens with questions related to the storm, 1-866-246-0133.

Gaffney Fire truck equipped with raft in preparation for flooding.
Gaffney Fire truck equipped with raft in preparation for flooding.

In some of the most flood prone areas of the Upstate, neighbors and city officials are already bracing for heavy rain.

In Maudlin, where flood waters nearly destroyed a neighborhood in 2013, they have been proactive to ensure damage is minimal and relief is accessible.

Photo by: Mike Sabrina Gill - Lawson's Fork Creek
Photo by: Mike Sabrina Gill – Lawson’s Fork Creek


To report a power outage, please call your power provider at one of the numbers listed here.

Duke Energy: 1-800-POWER-ON

Greer CPW: 864-848-5500

Laurens Electric: 1-866-9-RESTORE

Blue Ridge Electric: 1-800-240-3400

Broad River Electric: 864-489-5738

French Broad Electric:

Madison 828-649-2051
Mitchell 828-688-4815
Yancey 828-682-6121

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