Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Knoxville/Tri Cities, TN

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN
1151 PM EDT SUN JUL 5 2015

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HAWKINS TN-HANCOCK TN-LEE VA-SCOTT VA-WISE VA-
1151 PM EDT SUN JUL 5 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MORRISTOWN HAS ISSUED A

* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  NORTHWESTERN HAWKINS COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...
  NORTHEASTERN HANCOCK COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...
  LEE COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA...
  WESTERN SCOTT COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA...
  SOUTHWESTERN WISE COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA...

* UNTIL 145 AM EDT

* AT 1150 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN THAT WILL
  CAUSE URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOODING IN THE ADVISORY AREA. THIS
  WILL CAUSE URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOODING IN THE ADVISORY AREA.
  ONE INCH OF RAIN HAS ALREADY FALLEN...WITH AN ADDITIONAL INCH TO
  INCH AND A HALF POSSIBLE OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF HOURS.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  SNEEDVILLE...JONESVILLE...BIG STONE GAP...PENNINGTON GAP...
  APPALACHIA...ST. CHARLES...DUFFIELD...CLINCHPORT...PATTONSVILLE...
  DRYDEN...PARDEE...JASPER AND KYLES FORD.

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.

IN HILLY TERRAIN THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF LOW WATER CROSSINGS WHICH ARE
POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS IN HEAVY RAIN. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL ACROSS
FLOODED ROADS. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES. IT TAKES ONLY A FEW INCHES OF
SWIFTLY FLOWING WATER TO CARRY VEHICLES AWAY.

&&

LAT...LON 3687 8262 3649 8288 3649 8319 3674 8319
      3675 8313 3678 8313 3680 8310 3683 8310
      3685 8307 3685 8301 3689 8288 3693 8286
      3698 8287 3699 8284 3701 8283 3701 8278
      3703 8275

$$

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