Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Knoxville/Tri Cities, TN

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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN
505 AM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

VAC169-191-520-062215-
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WASHINGTON VA-SCOTT VA-CITY OF BRISTOL VA-
505 AM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

...A FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 515 PM EST FRIDAY FOR
WASHINGTON...SCOTT COUNTIES AND THE CITY OF BRISTOL...

AT 500 AM EST...MANY STREAMS AND CREEKS REMAIN AT BANKFULL OR HIGHER
THIS MORNING OVER MUCH OF SCOTT AND WASHINGTON COUNTIES VIRGINIA.
TEMPERATURES WILL WARM ABOVE FREEZING LATER TODAY UNDER MOSTLY SUNNY
SKIES. THIS WILL ALLOW ADDITIONAL RUNOFF FROM MELTING AREAS OF SNOW
AND ICE...AND A PROLONGED THREAT OF MINOR FLOODING.

SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
ABINGDON...GATE CITY...BRISTOL VA...BRISTOL...WEBER CITY...GLADE
SPRING...DAMASCUS...NICKELSVILLE...DUNGANNON...DUFFIELD...
CLINCHPORT...LINDELL...FORT BLACKMORE...HILTONS...BENHAMS...
HOLSTON...HILANDER PARK...KONNAROCK AND EMORY-MEADOW VIEW.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO
AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY
DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL
ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED
ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM EARLIER RAINFALL AND MELTING SNOW WILL CAUSE
FLOODING OF SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS...HIGHWAYS AND UNDERPASSES IN
URBAN AREAS. ADDITIONALLY...COUNTRY ROADS AND FARMLANDS ALONG THE
BANKS OF CREEKS...STREAMS AND OTHER LOW LYING AREAS ARE SUBJECT TO
FLOODING.

&&

LAT...LON 3661 8163 3662 8192 3659 8194 3660 8299
      3667 8295 3673 8283 3683 8275 3682 8270
      3688 8263 3689 8240 3671 8233 3680 8211
      3683 8212 3686 8208 3688 8199 3687 8194
      3693 8184 3679 8170 3664 8161

$$

TG



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