Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Blacksburg, VA

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
601 PM EDT TUE MAY 26 2015

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BOTETOURT VA-ALLEGHANY VA-
601 PM EDT TUE MAY 26 2015

...THE FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 700 PM EDT FOR
NORTH CENTRAL BOTETOURT AND EAST CENTRAL ALLEGHANY COUNTIES...

AT 600 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN DUE TO
THUNDERSTORMS. THIS WILL CAUSE MINOR FLOODING IN THE ADVISORY AREA.
UP TO THREE INCHES OF RAIN HAVE ALREADY FALLEN. RAIN WILL BE ENDING
OVER THE ADVISORY AREA BY 7PM.

SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
GALA...
AND GLEN WILTON.

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.

WHEN IT IS SAFE TO DO SO...PLEASE SEND YOUR REPORTS OF FLOODING...
INCLUDING MUDSLIDES OR ROAD CLOSURES...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 3780 7965 3777 7966 3777 7967 3773 7969
      3766 7976 3766 7980 3771 7984 3777 7981
      3782 7971

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