Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Knoxville/Tri Cities, TN

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN
132 AM EST SUN FEB 22 2015

VAC167-195-220930-
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WISE VA-RUSSELL VA-
132 AM EST SUN FEB 22 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MORRISTOWN  HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR...
  RAIN AND SNOWMELT IN...
  WISE COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA...
  RUSSELL COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA...

* UNTIL 430 AM EST

* AT 129 AM EST...LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTED WIDESPREAD FLOODING
  ACROSS WISE AND RUSSELL COUNTIES IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA. DOPPLER
  RADAR IS STILL SHOWING LIGHT RAIN MOVING ACROSS THE WARNING AREA.
  THIS RAIN WAS COMBINING WITH MELTING ICE AND SNOW TO CAUSE
  STANDING WATER ON ROADS IN POOR DRAINAGE AREAS...AND MAY ALSO
  CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALLER CREEKS AND STREAMS. ICE AND SNOW COULD
  ALSO BE CLOGGING SOME DRAINS WHICH MAY CAUSE FLOODING IN SPOTS NOT
  NORMALLY PRONE TO WATER PONDING ISSUES.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  NORTON...LEBANON...WISE...BIG STONE GAP...CLEVELAND...COEBURN...
  APPALACHIA...HONAKER...POUND...ST. PAUL...HANSONVILLE...PARDEE...
  DYE...CASTLEWOOD...COLLINGWOOD 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 3703 8248 3696 8236 3704 8217 3705 8204
      3712 8201 3714 8191 3696 8178 3687 8194
      3686 8208 3680 8211 3671 8233 3689 8240
      3688 8263 3682 8270 3681 8278 3689 8288
      3698 8287 3705 8272 3712 8272 3720 8255

$$

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