Flash Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Charleston, WV

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WGUS51 KRLX 030037
FFWRLX
VAC027-WVC047-059-109-030330-
/O.NEW.KRLX.FF.W.0041.140903T0037Z-140903T0330Z/
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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON WV
837 PM EDT TUE SEP 2 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...
  NORTH CENTRAL BUCHANAN COUNTY IN VIRGINIA...
  MCDOWELL COUNTY IN WEST VIRGINIA...
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF WELCH...
  SOUTHEASTERN MINGO COUNTY IN WEST VIRGINIA...
  SOUTHWESTERN WYOMING COUNTY IN WEST VIRGINIA...

* UNTIL 1130 PM EDT

* AT 831 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
  2 TO 2.5 INCHES OF RAIN HAS FALLEN OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF HOURS.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO PANTHER...
  IAEGER AND DAVY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL
CREEKS AND STREAMS...HIGHWAYS AND UNDERPASSES. ADDITIONALLY...COUNTRY
ROADS AND FARMLANDS ALONG THE BANKS OF CREEKS...STREAMS AND OTHER LOW
LYING AREAS ARE SUBJECT TO FLOODING. TRAT FORK AND MUD FORK HAVE
BEEN REPORTED OUT OF THEIR BANKS NEAR THE PANTHER COMMUNITY.

BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE
DANGERS OF FLOODING. IF FLASH FLOODING IS OBSERVED ACT QUICKLY. MOVE
UP TO HIGHER GROUND TO ESCAPE FLOOD WATERS. DO NOT STAY IN AREAS
SUBJECT TO FLOODING WHEN WATER BEGINS RISING.

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.

PLEASE REPORT HIGH WATER TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BY CALLING
TOLL FREE...800-401-9535...WHEN YOU CAN DO SO SAFELY.

YOU MAY ALSO REPORT HIGH WATER BY POSTING YOUR REPORT TO THE
CHARLESTON WEST VIRGINIA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FACEBOOK PAGE...OR
BY USING THE TWITTER HASHTAG...NWSRLX.

&&

LAT...LON 3744 8210 3747 8207 3753 8199 3753 8206
      3759 8202 3741 8132 3740 8132 3732 8137
      3730 8140 3728 8140 3727 8142

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