Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Blacksburg, VA

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
1020 PM EDT THU SEP 29 2016

VAC005-017-019-023-163-530-580-678-300400-
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BATH VA-ROCKBRIDGE VA-CITY OF LEXINGTON VA-CITY OF COVINGTON VA-
CITY OF BUENA VISTA VA-BOTETOURT VA-BEDFORD VA-ALLEGHANY VA-
1020 PM EDT THU SEP 29 2016

...THE FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT FOR
BATH...ROCKBRIDGE AND BOTETOURT COUNTIES IN WEST CENTRAL VIRGINIA...
NORTHWESTERN BEDFORD COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL VIRGINIA AND ALLEGHANY
COUNTIES IN WEST CENTRAL VIRGINIA...THE CITY OF LEXINGTON...THE CITY
OF COVINGTON AND THE CITY OF BUENA VISTA...

AT 1015 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAIN...EXTENDING FROM NEAR BEDFORD
VIRGINIA...NORTHWARD INTO THE SOUTHERN SHENANDOAH VALLEY...AND INTO
THE VIRGINIA HIGHLANDS. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES HAVE BEEN
OBSERVED NEAR THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY...AND BETWEEN COVINGTON AND
WARM SPRINGS VIRGINIA. RAIN...HEAVY AT TIMES...CAN BE EXPECTED
THROUGH MIDNIGHT.

SOME LOCATIONS THAT MAY EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
LEXINGTON...
BUENA VISTA...
COVINGTON...
CLIFTON FORGE...
AND BUCHANAN.

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 3818 7951 3815 7953 3817 7945 3809 7949
      3786 7914 3780 7917 3779 7927 3761 7944
      3761 7940 3757 7937 3720 7974 3733 7987
      3741 8007 3755 7997 3766 8003 3763 8008
      3784 8019 3800 8000 3818 7992 3827 7980

$$

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