With a lot of rain possibly on the way here’s a reminder that Boone floods, here’s some info that may help if you’ve never experienced it
2022.11.08 13:12 Kwiatkowski With a lot of rain possibly on the way here’s a reminder that Boone floods, here’s some info that may help if you’ve never experienced it
(Repost if my own from a while back)
A lot of you may be new to Boone, and this storm will probably introduce you to the typical Boone floods, after living up there for 5 years and through some truly bad ones here’s a little advice to keep you safe. Anyone else please offer your advice in the comments but here are a few tips to keep you safe and not looking like an idiot.
- Never, ever, EVER park in the 321 side of the boone mall parking lot if there are storms in the forecast. Your car will flood and be in display for the town to laungh at.
- Never drive through floodwaters. If it’s more than a puddle find another way, especially if you are new here there are intersections that look nice and cross able but can be two or more feet deep. Worst ones on the main stretch are [email protected], all of Leola Dr, [email protected], and State Farm at the ball fields.
- Don’t try to walk through rushing water. You’re gonna have a bad time. This is especially true if the flooding is around Rankin, over that parking lot it can pull you off your feet.
- Be at the right side of town before the floodwaters hit. If it’s bad the town can basically split near walmart and you aren’t getting from one side to the other for a long while. Even if intersections aren’t fully flooded Boone PD may block them.
- Educate yourself, find your location in the FEMA maps and you can get an idea of where the floodwaters will reach. During your time at App you’re going to see pretty much anything and everything that’s not zone X flood.
- Be careful on the mountain backroads. Especially after days of rain you can get slides, trees down, and washouts. Go slow and stay alert even after the rain has stopped.
I hope this helps some of y’all, remember to laugh at the cars flooded at the mall when you drive past.
Also, for the best local forecast use Booneweather.com, no other weather sources cover the mountains in nearly as much detail as Ray
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