Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Blacksburg, VA

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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
525 PM EST THU MAR 5 2015

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SUMMERS WV-GREENBRIER WV-MERCER WV-MONROE WV-
525 PM EST THU MAR 5 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS EXTENDED THE

* FLOOD WARNING FOR...
  RAIN AND SNOW MELT IN...
  SUMMERS COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN WEST VIRGINIA...
  GREENBRIER COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN WEST VIRGINIA...
  MERCER COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN WEST VIRGINIA...
  MONROE COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN WEST VIRGINIA...

* UNTIL 1145 PM EST THURSDAY

* AT 523 PM EST...AUTOMATED RIVER GAUGES INDICATED THAT THE
  BLUESTONE RIVER...AND INDIAN CREEK ARE IN FLOOD. THE GREENBRIER
  RIVER AT ALDERSON IS JUST UNDER 3 FEET BELOW FLOOD STAGE BUT THE
  RIVER IS RISING.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  BLUEFIELD...
  PRINCETON...
  LEWISBURG...
  HINTON...
  AND WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS.

THIS INCLUDES THE WEST VIRGINIA STATE FAIRGROUNDS.

NO ADDITIONAL SIGNIFICANT PRECIPITATION WILL OCCUR AND RIVERS SHOULD
BE STARTING TO CREST AND RECEDE THROUGH THIS EVENING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL
CREEKS AND STREAMS...AS WELL AS FARM AND COUNTRY ROADS. DO NOT
ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL ACROSS FLOODED ROADS. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES.

WHEN IT IS SAFE TO DO SO...PLEASE SEND YOUR REPORTS OF FLOODING...
INCLUDING MUDSLIDES OR ROAD CLOSURES...TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE BY CALLING TOLL FREE AT 1...8 6 6...2 1 5...4 3 2 4. REPORTS
AND PICTURES CAN ALSO BE SHARED ON THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
BLACKSBURG FACEBOOK PAGE AND ON TWITTER.

&&

LAT...LON 3826 8043 3805 8026 3803 7999 3771 8033
      3761 8024 3743 8086 3735 8089 3727 8124
      3734 8135 3772 8097 3768 8088 3779 8092
      3787 8075 3807 8081

$$

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