Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Wakefield, VA

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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
415 AM EDT SAT OCT 1 2016

MDC039-045-047-VAC001-011300-
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WORCESTER MD-SOMERSET MD-WICOMICO MD-ACCOMACK VA-
415 AM EDT SAT OCT 1 2016

...A FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 900 AM EDT FOR
WORCESTER...EASTERN SOMERSET...SOUTHEASTERN WICOMICO AND NORTHERN
ACCOMACK COUNTIES...

AT 401 AM EDT...EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS CONTINUE TO REPORT
FLOODING ALONG THE POCOMOKE RIVER...NASSAWANGO CREEK AND THEIR
TRIBUTARIES. BOTH OF THE STREAMS AT WILLARDS ON THE POCOMOKE RIVER
AND AT THE GAGE NEAR MILLVILLE ON NASSAWANGO CREEK HAVE CRESTED.

AS THESE CREST MOVE DOWNSTREAM...ADDITIONAL FLOODING IS LIKELY...
ESPECIALLY IN SNOW HILL AS THE LEVEL THERE CONTINUES ON A SLOW RISE.
MOTORIST ARE ADVISED TO AVOID USING HIGHWAY 12 BETWEEN SNOW HILL AND
SALISBURY AS THE HIGH WATER HAS FORCED PORTIONS OF THE ROAD TO BE
CLOSED.

SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
POCOMOKE CITY...SNOW HILL...NEWARK...WEST POCOMOKE...PITTSVILLE...
WILLARDS...SHELLTOWN...BEAVER DAM...MOUNT WESLEY...REHOBETH...
WHITESBURG...WHALEYVILLE...COKESBURY...WHITON...POWELLVILLE...
LONGRIDGE...GOODWILL AND EDEN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TURN AROUND...DON`T DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD
DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.

BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE
DANGERS OF FLOODING.

A FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR OCCURRING. ALL
INTERESTED PARTIES SHOULD TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS IMMEDIATELY.

&&

LAT...LON 3829 7525 3814 7535 3805 7552 3793 7556
      3797 7573 3808 7569 3817 7559 3830 7565
      3832 7541 3845 7538 3845 7523

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