Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Knoxville/Tri Cities, TN

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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN
1054 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015

VAC167-051745-
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RUSSELL VA-
1054 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...A FLOOD WARNING FOR RAIN AND SNOWMELT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1245
PM EST THURSDAY FOR RUSSELL COUNTY...

AT 1051 PM EST...LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTED FLOODING ACROSS THE
WARNED AREA...WITH MINOR FLOODING IN THE DANTE COMMUNITY. A MUDSLIDE
HAD ALSO OCCURRED ON HORTON RIDGE AROUND 1040 PM EST.

SNOWMELT IS ALSO OCCURRING AND ADDITIONAL LIGHT TO MODERATE RAINFALL
OVERNIGHT WILL ADD TO THE FLOODING.

SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
LEBANON...CLEVELAND...HONAKER...ST. PAUL...DYE...CASTLEWOOD...
COLLINGWOOD...HANSONVILLE AND ROSEDALE.

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.

&&

LAT...LON 3711 8189 3704 8182 3696 8178 3687 8194
      3688 8199 3686 8208 3683 8212 3680 8211
      3676 8224 3671 8233 3688 8241 3691 8230
      3697 8233 3700 8229 3699 8225 3704 8217
      3705 8204 3707 8202 3712 8201 3714 8190

$$

TG



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