Flooding

Based on the current situation, the City of Hendersonville is in a Level 1 Monitoring Phase. Public Safety and Public Works Departments are monitoring forecasts and preparing equipment and barricades in the event flooding occurs. 

Please monitor National Weather Service and local news for weather updates. Sign up for alerts from the City of Hendersonville by visiting www.hendersonvillenc.gov/alerthvl or texting AlertHVL to 226787.  

car in green triangle

car logos with various levels of floodingThe City of Hendersonville rests in a flood plain and large rain events greatly impact roadways throughout the City.

To increase the public's awareness of flood hazards and flooded roadways, the City has developed a notification plan for Roadway Flooding Alerts to complement National Weather Service messaging and NCDOT road closure information.

Our emergency responders and public works staff work hard to keep you safe. 

NEVER drive into flooded roadways or around barricades.

Sign up to receive AlertHVL notifications from the City of Hendersonville.

  • Choose what types of alerts your receive (public safety alerts, street closures, weather alerts, etc.)
  • Select your delivery method (email, text, phone call)
  • Enroll in Smart911 to save seconds during an emergency if you call 9-1-1

Sign Up for AlertHVL

You can also enroll for all Hendersonville alerts by texting AlertHVL to 226787

 

Flood-Prone Areas

View the City of Hendersonville Flood Planning Map to see areas that are likely to flood during large rain events.
Use this tool to avoid flood-prone areas and plan detour routes when traveling in inclement weather.

flood plain map

Level 1 - Flooding Possible

green image of carBe prepared

Sign up for alerts at www.hvlnc.gov/alerthvl

Monitor weather conditions

Level 2 – Flooding Likely / Minor Flooding

yellow car image with slight floodingBe aware

Low-lying streets likely or starting to flood

Turn around don’t drown

Avoid frequently flooded areas

Level 3 – Flooding Occurring / Major Flooding

orange car image with moderate floodingDo not walk, swim, or drive in floodwaters

Avoid unnecessary travel

Seek alternate routes

Move to higher ground if in flash flood areas

Level 4 – Flooding extensive / Severe Flooding

red car image with major floodingFollow Emergency Management directives

Evacuations possible

Updates

9/29/22 - The City of Hendersonville declares a State of Emergency to go into effect September 29, 2022 at midnight. This makes it easier to access important resources to respond to impacts of Tropical Storm Ian.

State of Emergency Proclamation

9/28/22 - The City of Hendersonville is monitoring Hurricane Ian and potential impacts to Western North Carolina.

  • Community members should make a plan and build a preparedness kit to respond to a variety of emergencies. Resources to assist are available at ready.gov and www.readync.gov
  • It is important to stay informed. Have multiple ways to get warnings and monitor weather conditions.
  • The community can sign up for alerts from the City of Hendersonville by visiting hendersonvillenc.gov/alerthvl. Participants can select the types of alerts they want and how they are delivered.

Some of the steps the City of Hendersonville has taken this week or will be taking later in the week in preparation for potential impacts of Hurricane Ian:

  • City of Hendersonville staff monitor forecasts from the National Weather Service and follow updates from North Carolina Emergency Management and Henderson County Emergency Management.
  • Hendersonville Public Works, Hendersonville Fire Department, and Hendersonville Police Department ensure equipment is ready according to their safety procedures. This includes making sure chainsaws and other tools are fueled and in proper working order for downed trees and storm debris removal.
  • Public Works and Stormwater staff clear storm drains and catch basins in preparation for increased rain and flooding.
  • Depending on the timing and expected impacts of the storm, Public Works will stage barricades at streets and intersections that are prone to flooding so they can be easily put out by crews or emergency responders.
  • Depending on the expected impacts, fire apparatus are strategically staged across the city to give better access around frequently flooded areas.
  • Coordinating with Henderson County Emergency Management in planning efforts.