Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Knoxville/Tri Cities, TN

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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN, TENNESSEE
309 AM 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
  Powell River Near Jonesville VA affecting Hancock and Lee Counties
  Powell River Near Arthur TN affecting Claiborne and Hancock Counties


Snow melt has produced rapid river rises. Rain overnight of one half
to one inch...will cause addditional rises and result in minor
flooding.

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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309 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

...Flood Warning extended until Saturday afternoon...The Flood
Warning continues for
  The Clinch River At Cleveland VA.
* Until Saturday afternoon.
* At 02:45 AM Thursday the stage was 17.8 feet.
* Flood stage is 14.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 18.9 feet by this
  afternoon...but is then expected to begin falling. The river will
  fall below flood stage Saturday morning.
* At 18.0 feet...Water begins to affect a few houses immediately
  along the river downstream from the ballpark, flooding
  approximately 25 acres.

&&

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

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309 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

...Flood Warning extended until Sunday morning...The Flood Warning
continues for
  The Clinch River Near Speers Ferry VA.
* Until Sunday morning.
* At 02:15 AM Thursday the stage was 23.8 feet.
* Flood stage is 18.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 26.5 feet by
  after midnight tomorrow...but is then expected to begin falling.
  The river will fall below flood stage by early Sunday morning.
* 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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309 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

...Flood Warning extended until late Saturday night...The Flood
Warning continues for
  The Clinch River Above Tazewell TN.
* Until late Saturday night.
* At 02:30 AM Thursday the stage was 13.4 feet.
* Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 15.9 feet by
  after midnight thursday night. The river will fall below flood stage
  Saturday evening.
* At 16.0 feet...Extensive flooding of pasture land around Grissom
  Island occurs. The city of Tazewell, Tennessee is not affected by
  flooding of the Clinch River.

&&

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

$$

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309 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

...Flood Warning extended until late Friday night...The Flood Warning
continues for
  The Powell River Near Jonesville VA.
* Until late Friday night.
* At 02:45 AM Thursday the stage was 23.7 feet.
* Flood stage is 18.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 25.0 feet by this
  evening. The river will fall below flood stage friday late
  evening.
* At 25.0 feet...A few homes are slightly affected and about 100
  acres are flooded.

&&

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

$$

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309 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

...Flood Warning extended until late Saturday night...The Flood
Warning continues for
  The Powell River Near Arthur TN.
* Until late Saturday night.
* At 02:15 AM Thursday the stage was 18.2 feet.
* Flood stage is 17.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 21.9 feet by
  tomorrow morning...but is then expected to begin falling. The river
  will fall below flood stage by Saturday before midnight.
* At 20.0 feet...Water covers roads along both banks of the river.

&&

LAT...LON 3659 8361 3654 8337 3640 8375 3645 8383

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