The Boone Police Department has advised residents of Bavarian Village Apartments to evacuate in advance of the arrival of Tropical Storm Florence. The storm is forecasted to cause heavy rain and potential flooding in the Boone area. A flash flood watch is in effect as of the publishing of this post until 12:00 AM EDT on September 18, 21018.
The Boone Police Department is working with Watauga County Emergency Management to determine the location of emergency shelters and residents have been advised to call (828) 268-6900 for shelter information.
Please continue to stay tuned to local news and weather information in your area for the most up to date information regarding this powerful storm and follow instructions provided by law enforcement and other emergency services personnel. In the event of a medical emergency, fire, or other life-threatening emergency, please call 911.