Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Blacksburg, VA

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
610 PM EDT SAT JUL 12 2014

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WATAUGA NC-ASHE NC-
610 PM EDT SAT JUL 12 2014

...THE FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 700 PM EDT FOR
EASTERN WATAUGA AND CENTRAL ASHE COUNTIES...

AT 608 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATES THAT RAINFALL HAS DIMINISHED
ACROSS THE ADVISORY AREA. HOWEVER...RAINFALL OF 1.5 TO 2.0 INCHES WAS
COMMON WITHIN THE ADVISORY AREA DURING THE PAST COUPLE OF HOURS. SEVERAL
DRAINAGE DITCHES...SMALL CREEKS...AND STREAMS IN THE AREA WILL BE NEAR
BANKFUL FOR THE NEXT HOUR OR SO UNTIL THE WATER CAN RECEDE. SOME LOW
WATER CROSSINGS MAY BE FLOODED FOR THE NEXT HOUR OR SO AS WELL.

SOME LOCATIONS THAT MAY EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
JEFFERSON...
WEST JEFFERSON...
GLENDALE SPRINGS...
ASHLAND...
AND TODD.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL
CREEKS AND STREAMS...HIGHWAYS AND UNDERPASSES.  ADDITIONALLY...
COUNTRY ROADS AND FARMLANDS ALONG THE BANKS OF CREEKS...STREAMS AND
OTHER LOW LYING AREAS ARE SUBJECT TO FLOODING.

IN HILLY TERRAIN THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF LOW WATER CROSSINGS WHICH ARE
POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS IN HEAVY RAIN. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL ACROSS
FLOODED ROADS. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES. IT TAKES ONLY A FEW INCHES OF
SWIFTLY FLOWING WATER TO CARRY VEHICLES AWAY.

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 3634 8175 3634 8171 3635 8172 3641 8174
      3647 8170 3652 8170 3657 8167 3636 8136
      3629 8137 3629 8142 3626 8143 3624 8148
      3619 8147 3612 8155

$$

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