Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Blacksburg, VA

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Flood Statement
National Weather Service BLACKSBURG VA
216 PM EST MON JAN 23 2017

VAC161-770-775-232200-
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/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Roanoke VA-City of Salem VA-City of Roanoke VA-
216 PM EST MON JAN 23 2017

...A FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 500 PM EST FOR
ROANOKE ...THE CITY OF SALEM AND THE CITY OF ROANOKE...

At 200 PM EST, runoff from heavy rain during the morning continues
to collect in area rivers and creeks, and has pushed several out of
their banks, resulting in minor flooding. Some rivers that are
experiencing minor flooding in spots are the Roanoke River, Catawba
Creek and Mason Creek. Rivers in the warned area are expected to
crest during mid afternoon, with water levels receding thereafter.

Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Roanoke...
Salem...
Vinton...
Catawba...
and Bent Mountain.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Obey all road closures and avoid driving in areas where water covers
the road.

Keep children away from storm drains, culverts, creeks and streams.
The flow of water is extremely strong after heavy rain and can sweep
children away.

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.

&&

LAT...LON 3741 8006 3732 7986 3730 7984 3727 7986
      3723 7984 3721 7988 3716 7991 3714 7996
      3714 7999 3717 8001 3717 8003 3716 8009
      3712 8012 3711 8017 3723 8019 3730 8026
      3734 8026 3738 8020 3738 8015 3742 8007

$$

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