Flash Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Charleston, WV

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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON WV
442 AM EDT THU JUL 24 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...
  CENTRAL CLAY COUNTY IN WEST VIRGINIA...

* UNTIL 630 AM EDT

* AT 431 AM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
VERY HEAVY RAIN FROM AN AREA OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THAT HAS
BEEN OVER THE SAME STREAM BASINS FOR OVER AN HOUR. RADAR ESTIMATES
THAT OVER TWO INCHES OF RAIN HAS FALLEN IN THE PAST THREE HOURS.
THIS MUCH RAIN WILL CAUSE THE SMALL FEEDER STREAMS THAT FEED INTO
THE ELK RIVER TO RAPIDLY RISE AND CAUSE FLASH FLOODING. ADDITIONAL
SHOWERS REMAIN IN THE AREA BUT SHOULD BE DECREASING AND MOVING OUT
TOWARD DAWN.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO IVYDALE
AND HARRISON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL
CREEKS AND STREAMS...COUNTRY ROADS...AS WELL AS FARMLAND ALONG THE
BANKS OF CREEKS AND STREAMS.

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.

PLEASE REPORT HIGH WATER TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BY CALLING
TOLL FREE...800-401-9535...WHEN YOU CAN DO SO SAFELY.

YOU MAY ALSO REPORT HIGH WATER BY POSTING YOUR REPORT TO THE
CHARLESTON WEST VIRGINIA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FACEBOOK PAGE...OR
BY USING THE TWITTER HASHTAG...NWSRLX.

&&

LAT...LON 3848 8083 3844 8087 3849 8114 3857 8107
      3853 8089 3850 8087 3849 8083

$$

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