Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Blacksburg, VA

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
553 AM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

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SUMMERS WV-MERCER WV-
553 AM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  RAIN AND MELTING SNOW IN...
  SOUTHWESTERN SUMMERS COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN WEST VIRGINIA...
  CENTRAL MERCER COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN WEST VIRGINIA...

* UNTIL 845 AM EST

* AT 551 AM EST...AUTOMATED GAUGES INDICATED THAT MINOR FLOODING
  CONTINUED ALONG THE BLUESTONE RIVER.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  HINTON...
  MATOAKA...
  PIPESTEM...
  CAMP CREEK...
  AND SPANISHBURG.

NO ADDITIONAL PRECIPITATION WILL OCCUR TODAY AND RIVERS WILL
CONTINUE TO FALL THROUGH THE MORNING.

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.

WHEN IT IS SAFE TO DO SO...PLEASE SEND YOUR REPORTS OF FLOODING...
INCLUDING MUDSLIDES OR ROAD CLOSURES...TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE BY CALLING TOLL FREE AT 1...8 6 6...2 1 5...4 3 2 4. REPORTS
AND PICTURES CAN ALSO BE SHARED ON THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
BLACKSBURG FACEBOOK PAGE AND ON TWITTER.

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LAT...LON 3770 8093 3768 8090 3767 8090 3768 8089
      3765 8085 3746 8102 3729 8127 3735 8133

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