Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Charleston, WV

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RIVER FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON  WV
1128 PM EST THU MAR 5 2015

...The flood warning is cancelled for the following rivers...Tygart Valley
River.
  At Philippi...

 Affecting the following counties in West Virginia...Barbour.

...The flood warning continues for the following rivers...Coal River...
Guyandotte River...Ohio River...Tug Fork River...Tygart Valley River.
  At Tornado...
  At Branchland...
  At Point Pleasant...
  At Huntington...
  At Ashland...
  At Greenup Lock...
  At Williamson...
  At Kermit...
  At Belington...

Affecting the following counties in Kentucky...Boyd...Greenup...Lawrence...
Martin...Pike and in Ohio...Gallia...Lawrence...Scioto and in West Virginia...
Barbour...Boone...Cabell...Kanawha...Lincoln...Mason...Mingo...Wayne.

Flows and runoff from previous rains will continue to slow overnight and
Friday. Most rivers have crested or will crest later tonight or Friday
morning...and slowly start to fall. Except for the Ohio River...which
will continue to rise into Friday.

Backwater flooding can be expected along the rivers and their
tributaries until they start to recede and fall below flood stage.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around and don`t drown.  Do not drive into areas where
water is flowing over the roadway.  Most deaths occur when motorists
try crossing flooded roads.

Please report high water to the National Weather Service by
calling toll free...1-800-401-9535...when you can do so safely.

You may also report flooding by posting your report to the
Charleston West Virginia National Weather service Facebook
page...or by using the Twitter HASHTAG...NWSRLX.


* The next statement will be issued around 2 AM EST
or sooner if conditions change.


&&

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1128 PM EST THU MAR 5 2015

The Flood Warning continues for
  the Tug Fork River At Williamson.
* AT 11:00 PM Thursday the stage WAS 33.4 feet.
* Moderate Flooding is occurring.
* Flood stage is 27.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will fall below flood stage Friday morning.
* At stages near 32.0 feet...Business section on Third Avenue at Harvey Street.
* A crest near 33.8 feet compares to a previous crest of 35.2 feet on April 16
  2007.

&&

LAT...LON 3766 8220 3762 8227 3772 8234 3773 8230


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1128 PM EST THU MAR 5 2015

The Flood Warning continues for
  the Tug Fork River At Kermit.
* AT 11:00 PM Thursday the stage was estimated at 48.5 feet.
* Moderate Flooding is occurring.
* Flood stage is 38.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river has crested and is forecast to fall below flood stage by
  Friday afternoon.
* At stages near 49.0 feet...Grade school at north end of town and west of
  railroad affected.

&&

LAT...LON 3779 8233 3777 8239 3789 8246 3791 8241


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1128 PM EST THU MAR 5 2015

The Flood Warning continues for
  the Coal River At Tornado.
* AT 11:00 PM Thursday the stage WAS 26.1 feet.
* Minor Flooding is occurring and Minor Flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 25.0 feet.
* Forecast...the river has crested and is falling. The river
  will fall below flood stage early Friday.
* At stages near 27.0 feet...Coal River Road is flooded in several places along
  river. Smith Creek Road and Ferrell Roads are impassable.
* A crest near 26.8 feet compares to a previous crest of 25.5 feet on March 14
  2010.

&&

LAT...LON 3840 8189 3830 8171 3818 8167 3818 8188


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1128 PM EST THU MAR 5 2015

The Flood Warning continues for
  the Guyandotte River At Branchland.
* AT 11:00 PM Thursday the stage WAS 33.9 feet.
* Minor Flooding is occurring.
* Flood stage is 30.0 feet.
* Forecast...the river will continue to fall to below flood stage by early
  Friday.
* At stages near 35.0 feet...Roads along the Guyandotte near West Hamlin begin to
  flood.
* A crest near  feet compares to a previous crest of 34.3 feet on April 16 2007.


&&

LAT...LON 3814 8214 3814 8222 3829 8223 3829 8216


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1128 PM EST THU MAR 5 2015

The Flood Warning continues for
  the Ohio River At Point Pleasant.
* AT 11:00 PM Thursday the stage WAS 43.2 feet.
* Minor Flooding is occurring and Minor Flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 40.0 feet.
* Forecast...the River will continue rising to near 43.6 feet by Friday morning.
  The river will fall below flood stage Saturday morning.
* At stages near 43.5 feet...Route 33 at West Creek and Brinker Run between
  Vanadium and Letart is flooded. Sand Hill Road near Letart is flooded.
* A crest near 43.6 feet compares to a previous crest of 43.6 feet on March 15
  2010.

&&

LAT...LON 3897 8216 3886 8200 3870 8211 3872 8226


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1128 PM EST THU MAR 5 2015

The Flood Warning continues for
  the Ohio River At Huntington.
* AT 11:00 PM Thursday the stage WAS 48.2 feet.
* Minor Flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 50.0 feet.
* Forecast...rise above flood stage by Friday morning and continue to rise to
  near 50.6 feet by Friday evening. The river will fall below flood stage by
  Saturday morning.
* At stages near 51.0 feet...West Virginia Route 60 east, Main Street, above Pats
  Branch is flooded.
* A crest near 50.5 feet compares to a previous crest of 52.2 feet on March 13
  2011.

&&

LAT...LON 3848 8235 3846 8221 3834 8254 3843 8265


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1128 PM EST THU MAR 5 2015

The Flood Warning continues for
  the Ohio River At Ashland.
* AT 10:26 PM Thursday the stage WAS 51.2 feet.
* Minor Flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 52.0 feet.
* Forecast...rise above flood stage by Friday morning and continue to rise to
  near 53.6 feet by Friday evening. the river will fall below flood stage by
  Saturday morning.
* At stages near 52.0 feet...Minor flooding of roadways in low lying areas due to
  backwater.
* A crest near 53.6 feet compares to a previous crest of 55.5 feet on January 10
  2005.

&&

LAT...LON 3843 8265 3857 8287 3860 8274 3846 8248


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1128 PM EST THU MAR 5 2015

The Flood Warning continues for
  the Ohio River At Greenup Lock.
* AT 11:00 PM Thursday the stage WAS 50.3 feet.
* Minor Flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 54.0 feet.
* Forecast...rise above flood stage by Friday morning and continue to rise to
  near 55.9 feet by early Saturday morning. the river will fall below flood
  stage by early afternoon Saturday .
* At stages near 56.0 feet...Several low lying areas flooded and backwater
  affects on both sides of the river.
* A crest near 55.9 feet compares to a previous crest of 56.8 feet on March 13
  2011.

&&

LAT...LON 3860 8274 3857 8287 3872 8293 3874 8283


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1128 PM EST THU MAR 5 2015

The Flood Warning continues for
  the Tygart Valley River At Belington.
* AT 11:00 PM Thursday the stage WAS 15.8 feet.
* Minor Flooding is occurring and Minor Flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 14.0 feet.
* Forecast...the river will continue to fall to below flood stage by
  Friday morning.
* At stages near 15.0 feet...About ten homes along river street are flooded.
* A crest near  feet compares to a previous crest of 15.2 feet on December 8
  2013.

&&

LAT...LON 3906 8002 3904 7991 3897 7991 3896 7999


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1128 PM EST THU MAR 5 2015

The Flood Warning is cancelled for
  the Tygart Valley River At Philippi.
* AT 11:00 PM Thursday the stage WAS 19.0 feet.
* fell below flood stage at 10:51 PM Thursday.
* Flood stage is 19.0 feet.
* Forecast...the river will continue to fall to 9.2 feet by Saturday morning.
* A crest near  feet compares to a previous crest of 18.9 feet on December 7
  2013.

&&

LAT...LON 3920 8006 3918 8006 3914 8000 3909 8004 3910 8010


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