Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Knoxville/Tri Cities, TN

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WGUS84 KMRX 041552
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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN
1052 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

VAC195-720-041730-
/O.CON.KMRX.FA.W.0003.000000T0000Z-150304T1730Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
WISE VA-CITY OF NORTON VA-
1052 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...A FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1230 PM EST FOR WISE  AND
THE CITY OF NORTON...

AT 1051 AM EST...THE COMBINATION OF RAINFALL AND SNOW MELT IS
CREATING LOCALIZED FLOODING ON AREA ROADS.  BE PREPARED FOR HIGH
RIVER AND CREEK LEVELS WITH WATER OVER ROADS.  ADDITIONALLY...THE
RAIN AND SNOW MELT HAS CAUSED LOCAL MUD SLIDES...USE CAUTION WHERE
MUD OR DEBRIS HAS MOVED ONTO ROADS.

SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
NORTON...WISE...BIG STONE GAP...COEBURN...APPALACHIA...POUND...ST.
PAUL AND PARDEE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR HAS BEEN REPORTED.
STREAM RISES WILL BE SLOW AND FLASH FLOODING IS NOT EXPECTED.
HOWEVER...ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHOULD TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS
IMMEDIATELY.

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.

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL ACROSS FLOODED ROADS. FIND ALTERNATE
ROUTES. IT TAKES ONLY A FEW INCHES OF SWIFTLY FLOWING WATER TO CARRY
VEHICLES AWAY.

&&

LAT...LON 3713 8255 3703 8248 3698 8237 3696 8236
      3697 8233 3691 8230 3691 8232 3689 8232
      3688 8240 3688 8263 3682 8270 3683 8275
      3681 8277 3685 8285 3689 8288 3693 8286
      3698 8287 3705 8272 3712 8272 3720 8255

$$

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