Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Knoxville/Tri Cities, TN

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WGUS84 KMRX 272342
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Flood Advisory
National Weather Service Morristown TN
742 PM EDT SAT MAY 27 2017

VAC167-169-191-195-720-280245-
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Russell VA-City of Norton VA-Scott VA-Wise VA-Washington VA-
742 PM EDT SAT MAY 27 2017

The National Weather Service in Morristown has issued a

* Flood Advisory for...
  Southwestern Russell County in southwestern Virginia...
  The City of Norton in southwestern Virginia...
  Northeastern Scott County in southwestern Virginia...
  Southeastern Wise County in southwestern Virginia...
  Western Washington County in southwestern Virginia...

* Until 1045 PM EDT

* At 741 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to
  thunderstorms. Rainfall amounts up to two inches have already
  fallen across the area. Additional rainfall amounts of one to
  three inches are possible during the next few hours. This will
  cause minor flooding in the advisory area.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
  Abingdon, Norton, Lebanon, Wise, Big Stone Gap, Coeburn, St. Paul,
  Nickelsville, Dungannon, Collingwood, Castlewood, Holston,
  Hansonville and Fort Blackmore.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.

&&

LAT...LON 3689 8195 3665 8203 3667 8212 3667 8213
      3668 8216 3679 8279 3680 8277 3683 8282
      3700 8262

$$

EMH


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