Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Wakefield, VA

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
1110 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

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MECKLENBURG VA-
1110 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

...THE FLOOD ADVISORY FOR RAPID RISES REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 300 AM
EDT FOR SOUTHEASTERN MECKLENBURG COUNTY...

AT 1105 PM EDT...PRECIPITATION WILL CONTINUE OVER MECKLENBURG COUNTY
TONIGHT AFTER RECEIVING UP TO 2.50 INCHES OF HEAVY RAINFALL THIS
AFTERNOON AS INDICATED BY DOPPLER RADAR. ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS
OF 0.25 TO 0.50 ARE EXPECTED OVERNIGHT. RAPID RISES OF STREAMS AND
CREEKS WILL RESULT IN MINOR FLOODING IN THE ADVISORY AREA.

AS A POINT OF REFERENCE...ALLEN CREEK JUST EAST OF BOYDTON ON
HIGHWAY 58 HAS REACHED A MINOR FLOODING LEVEL OF 15.2 FEET AS OF
1100 PM THIS EVENING. MINOR FLOODING BEGINS AT 15.0 FEET.

SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
SOUTH HILL...BOYDTON...EPPES FORK...JOHN H KERR DAM...BASKERVILLE...ROGERS
CORNER...BEECHWOOD...PALMER SPRINGS...KEATS...BRACEY...RICHARDSON AND JOHN
H KERR RESERVOIR.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL THIS AFTERNOON AND OVERNIGHT
WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS...COUNTRY
ROADS...FARMLAND...AND OTHER LOW LYING SPOTS.

BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE
DANGERS OF FLOODING. IF YOU SEE WATER OVER A ROADWAY...TURN
AROUND...DON`T DROWN. MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.

A FLOOD ADVISORY MEANS RIVER OR STREAM FLOWS ARE ELEVATED...OR PONDING
OF WATER IN URBAN OR OTHER AREAS IS OCCURRING OR IS IMMINENT.

&&

LAT...LON 3678 7818 3665 7814 3654 7814 3654 7847
      3676 7848

$$

DEROSA


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