Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Charleston, WV

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WGUS81 KRLX 050701
201 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

...The flood warning continues for the following rivers...Coal River.
  At Tornado...

Affecting the following counties in West Virginia...Boone...Kanawha...Lincoln.

Heavy rains across the area on Wednesday caused flooding along the Coal River.
Although the rain had transitioned to sleet and snow...runoff will continue to
cause the river to run above flood stage until this afternoon.


Turn around and don`t drown.  Do not drive into areas where
water is flowing over the roadway.  Most deaths occur when motorists
try crossing flooded roads.

Please report high water to the National Weather Service by
calling toll free...1-800-401-9535...when you can do so safely.

You may also report flooding by posting your report to the
Charleston West Virginia National Weather service Facebook
page...or by using the Twitter HASHTAG...NWSRLX.

* The next statement will be issued around 430 AM EST or sooner if conditions


201 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

...Flood Warning extended until this evening...The Flood Warning continues for
  the Coal River At Tornado.
* AT  1:15 AM Thursday the stage WAS 25.6 feet.
* Minor Flooding is occurring and Minor Flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 25.0 feet.
* Forecast...the River will continue rising to near 26.1 feet by this morning.
  The river will fall below flood stage late this afternoon.
* At stages near 27.0 feet...Coal river road is flooded in several places along
  river. Smith creek road and ferrell roads are impassable.
* A crest near 26.1 feet compares to a previous crest of 25.5 feet on March 14


LAT...LON 3840 8189 3830 8171 3818 8167 3818 8188


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