Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Knoxville/Tri Cities, TN

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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN, TENNESSEE
803 PM EST THU MAR 5 2015

...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers ...

  Clinch River At Cleveland VA affecting Russell and Scott Counties
  Clinch River Near Speers Ferry VA affecting Grainger...Hancock and
  Scott Counties
  Clinch River Above Tazewell TN affecting Claiborne...Grainger and
  Hancock Counties
  North Fork Holston River Near Gate City VA affecting Hawkins...
  Sullivan and Scott Counties
  Powell River Near Jonesville VA affecting Hancock and Lee Counties
  Powell River Near Arthur TN affecting Claiborne and Hancock Counties


Recent heavy rains and snow melt has produced flooding across several rivers across
southwest Virginia and northeast Tennessee.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Most deaths in floods occur in automobiles. If you come to a closed
or flooded road, Turn Around! Don`t Drown! For more details, stay
tuned to NOAA Weather Radio or commercial television or radio
stations that carry weather information.

&&

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803 PM EST THU MAR 5 2015

...Flood Warning extended until Friday morning...The Flood Warning
continues for
  The Powell River Near Jonesville VA.
* Until Friday morning.
* At 6:45 PM Thursday the stage was 22.5 feet.
* Flood stage is 18.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue to fall to below flood stage by
  after midnight tomorrow.

&&

LAT...LON 3652 8333 3659 8340 3686 8287 3680 8279

$$

TNC025-067-070103-
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/ARTT1.3.ER.150305T0436Z.150307T0000Z.150308T1151Z.NO/
803 PM EST THU MAR 5 2015

...Flood Warning extended until Sunday afternoon...The Flood Warning
continues for
  The Powell River Near Arthur TN.
* Until Sunday afternoon.
* At 7:15 PM Thursday the stage was 23.2 feet.
* Flood stage is 17.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and Major flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 27.0 feet by
  tomorrow evening...but is then expected to begin falling. The river
  will fall below flood stage by Sunday morning.

$$

VAC167-169-060924-
/O.EXT.KMRX.FL.W.0004.000000T0000Z-150306T0924Z/
/CLVV2.1.ER.150304T2220Z.150305T1315Z.150306T0324Z.NO/
803 PM EST THU MAR 5 2015

...Flood Warning extended until late tonight...The Flood Warning
continues for
  The Clinch River At Cleveland VA.
* Until late tonight.
* At 6:45 PM Thursday the stage was 16.1 feet.
* Flood stage is 14.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Nonflood flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue to fall to below flood stage by
  tonight.
* At 16.0 feet...Approximately 10 acres are flooded, including the
  ballpark.

&&

LAT...LON 3680 8247 3686 8252 3706 8185 3700 8182

$$

TNC057-067-VAC169-070102-
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/SFYV2.2.ER.150304T1917Z.150305T2115Z.150306T2333Z.NO/
803 PM EST THU MAR 5 2015

...Flood Warning extended until late Friday night...The Flood Warning
continues for
  The Clinch River Near Speers Ferry VA.
* Until late Friday night.
* At 7:15 PM Thursday the stage was 27.9 feet.
* Flood stage is 18.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue to fall to below flood stage by
  tomorrow evening.
* At 28.0 feet...Several homes are flooded. Evacuations are likely.

&&

LAT...LON 3655 8294 3657 8302 3682 8251 3677 8246

$$

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/TAZT1.2.ER.150305T0342Z.150306T1800Z.150308T1200Z.NO/
803 PM EST THU MAR 5 2015

...Flood Warning extended until Sunday afternoon...The Flood Warning
continues for
  The Clinch River Above Tazewell TN.
* Until Sunday afternoon.
* At 7:30 PM Thursday the stage was 17.6 feet.
* Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 20.0 feet by
  tomorrow early afternoon...but is then expected to begin falling.
  The river will fall below flood stage by Sunday morning.
* At 21.0 feet...Backwater moving upstream begins to affect the town
  of Sneedville, Hancock County, Tennessee. The city of Tazewell,
  Tennessee is not affected by flooding of the Clinch River.

&&

LAT...LON 3632 8356 3637 8359 3659 8306 3659 8296

$$

TNC073-163-VAC169-070000-
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/GATV2.1.ER.150305T0726Z.150305T0930Z.150306T1800Z.NO/
803 PM EST THU MAR 5 2015

...Flood Warning extended until Friday evening...The Flood Warning
continues for
  The North Fork Holston River Near Gate City VA.
* Until Friday evening.
* At 7:15 PM Thursday the stage was 12.1 feet.
* Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 12.2 feet by
  after midnight tomorrow...but is then expected to begin falling.
  The river will fall below flood stage by tomorrow early afternoon.
* At 12.0 feet...Water begins to cover some low lying county roads.

&&

LAT...LON 3641 8283 3651 8288 3673 8235 3662 8233

$$



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