Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Wakefield, VA

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
859 AM EDT SAT OCT 1 2016

MDC039-045-047-VAC001-020100-
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WORCESTER MD-SOMERSET MD-WICOMICO MD-ACCOMACK VA-
859 AM EDT SAT OCT 1 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WAKEFIELD HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR...
  WORCESTER COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN MARYLAND...
  EASTERN SOMERSET COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN MARYLAND...
  SOUTHEASTERN WICOMICO COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN MARYLAND...
  NORTHERN ACCOMACK COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN VIRGINIA...

* UNTIL 900 PM EDT SATURDAY

AT 856 AM EDT...EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS CONTINUE TO REPORT
FLOODING ALONG THE POCOMOKE RIVER...NASSAWANGO CREEK AND THEIR
TRIBUTARIES. BOTH OF THE STREAMS AT WILLARDS ON THE POCOMOKE RIVER
AND AT THE GAGE NEAR MILLVILLE ON NASSAWANGO CREEK HAVE CRESTED. THE
POCOMOKE RIVER AT SNOW HILL HAS NOT YET CRESTED. MAJOR FLOODING IS
OCCURRING AT SNOW HILL.

AS THESE CRESTS MOVE DOWNSTREAM...ADDITIONAL FLOODING IS LIKELY...
ESPECIALLY IN SNOW HILL AS THE LEVEL THERE CONTINUES ON A SLOW RISE.
MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO AVOID USING HIGHWAY 12 BETWEEN SNOW HILL
AND SALISBURY AS THE HIGH WATER HAS FORCED PORTIONS OF THE ROAD TO
BE CLOSED.

SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...  POCOMOKE
CITY...SNOW HILL...NEWARK...WEST POCOMOKE...PITTSVILLE...
WILLARDS...SHELLTOWN...BEAVER DAM...MOUNT WESLEY...REHOBETH...
WHITESBURG...WHALEYVILLE...COKESBURY...WHITON...POWELLVILLE...
LONGRIDGE...GOODWILL AND EDEN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TURN AROUND...DON`T DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD
DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.

A FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR OCCURRING. ALL
INTERESTED PARTIES SHOULD TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS IMMEDIATELY.

&&

LAT...LON 3829 7525 3814 7535 3805 7552 3793 7556
      3797 7573 3808 7569 3817 7559 3830 7565
      3832 7541 3845 7538 3845 7523

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ZIMMERMAN



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