Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Blacksburg, VA

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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
659 PM EST THU MAR 5 2015

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ROANOKE VA-MONTGOMERY VA-CITY OF SALEM VA-

659 PM EST THU MAR 5 2015

...A FLOOD WARNING FOR RAIN AND SNOW MELT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL
1015 PM EST THURSDAY FOR
WEST CENTRAL ROANOKE...NORTHEASTERN MONTGOMERY COUNTIES AND THE CITY
OF SALEM...

AT 655 PM EST...AUTOMATED RIVER GAUGES AND EYEWITNESS REPORTS
INDICATED FLOODING ALONG THE UPPER ROANOKE RIVER...DOWNSTREAM OF
SHAWSVILLE AND ELLISTON. THE RAIN FROM TODAY COMBINED WITH SNOWMELT
WILL KEEP THE UPPER ROANOKE IN FLOOD DOWNSTREAM INTO SALEM THROUGH
THIS EVENING. THE RIVER AT LAFAYETTE HAS CRESTED AND SHOULD START TO
FALL...GOING BELOW FLOOD STAGE BETWEEN 9 PM AND 10 PM.

SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
SALEM...
SALEM CITY...
GLENVAR...
ELLISTON-LAFAYETTE...
AND CAVE SPRING.

THIS INCLUDES THE SALEM FAIRGROUNDS...AND MILL LANE IN SALEM.



PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE
DANGERS OF FLOODING. IF FLOODING IS OBSERVED ACT QUICKLY. MOVE UP TO
HIGHER GROUND TO ESCAPE FLOOD WATERS. DO NOT STAY IN AREAS SUBJECT TO
FLOODING WHEN WATER BEGINS RISING.

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 3726 8002 3726 8003 3725 8004 3719 8023
      3726 8026 3733 8003

$$

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