Flash Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Blacksburg, VA

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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
1138 PM EDT FRI SEP 12 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...
  SOUTHWESTERN WILKES COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN NORTH CAROLINA...
  SOUTHEASTERN WATAUGA COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN NORTH CAROLINA...

* UNTIL 530 AM EDT

* AT 1132 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED PERSISTENT HEAVY RAIN
  DURING THE PAST FEW HOURS WITHIN THE WARNED AREA. RADAR ESTIMATES
  THAT RAINFALL OF 2 TO 3 INCHES...LOCALLY MORE...HAS BEEN COMMON
  BETWEEN AHO...DARBY...AND ELKVILLE. ADDITIONAL MODERATE TO HEAVY
  RAIN WAS MOVING INTO THE REGION FROM THE SOUTHWEST. THE GROUND IS
  COMPLETELY SATURATED IN THIS AREA AND ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINFALL
  WILL RESULT IN EXCESSIVE RUNOFF. FLOODING WAS REPORTED WHEN THIS
  RAIN AREA MOVED THROUGH BURKE COUNTY EARLIER THIS EVENING.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  NORTH WILKESBORO...
  WILKESBORO...
  BOOMER...
  DARBY...
  AND BUCK.

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WARNED
AREA DURING THE NEXT 3 HOURS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO SEE THE
FLOODING. IF FLASH FLOODING IS OBSERVED...MOVE UP TO HIGHER GROUND
QUICKLY.  DO NOT STAY IN AREAS SUBJECT TO FLOODING WHEN WATER BEGINS
RISING.

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 3602 8135 3604 8140 3607 8141 3607 8144
      3609 8146 3610 8151 3612 8155 3612 8167
      3624 8149 3628 8141 3606 8098 3603 8107
      3604 8114 3604 8120 3603 8127 3600 8132

$$

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