Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Blacksburg, VA

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
1154 PM EDT THU SEP 29 2016

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WILKES NC-ALLEGHANY NC-GRAYSON VA-
1154 PM EDT THU SEP 29 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  WILKES COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN NORTH CAROLINA...
  ALLEGHANY COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN NORTH CAROLINA...
  EASTERN GRAYSON COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA...

* UNTIL 545 AM EDT

* AT 1148 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR AND AUTOMATED RAIN GAUGES INDICATED
  2.5 TO 3.5 INCHES OF RAIN ACROSS MUCH OF THE ADVISORY AREA. HEAVY
  RAINFALL CONTINUES WITHIN THE ADVISORY AREA. MINOR FLOODING REMAINS
  POSSIBLE WITHIN THE ADVISORY AREA.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  NORTH WILKESBORO...
  WILKESBORO...
  SPARTA...
  INDEPENDENCE...
  AND BOOMER.

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL OF 1 TO 2 INCHES REMAIN POSSIBLE WITHIN THE
ADVISORY AREA DURING THE NEXT FEW HOURS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL
CREEKS AND STREAMS...COUNTRY ROADS...FARMLAND...AND OTHER LOW LYING
SPOTS.

WHEN IT IS SAFE TO DO SO...PLEASE SEND YOUR REPORTS OF FLOODING...
INCLUDING MUDSLIDES OR FLOODED ROADS...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 3604 8137 3637 8132 3636 8126 3638 8124
      3648 8130 3658 8129 3675 8133 3677 8109
      3657 8103 3605 8099 3603 8107 3604 8120
      3602 8134

$$

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