Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Blacksburg, VA

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
819 PM EDT TUE JUL 28 2015

VAC009-019-023-163-530-678-290500-
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CITY OF BUENA VISTA VA-AMHERST VA-CITY OF LEXINGTON VA-ROCKBRIDGE VA-
BOTETOURT VA-BEDFORD VA-
819 PM EDT TUE JUL 28 2015

...THE URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL
100 AM EDT FOR CENTRAL AMHERST...ROCKBRIDGE...EASTERN BOTETOURT AND
NORTHERN BEDFORD COUNTIES...THE CITY OF BUENA VISTA AND THE CITY OF
LEXINGTON...

AT 818 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR AND AUTOMATED RAIN GAUGES INDICATED
HEAVY RAIN DUE TO THUNDERSTORMS. THIS WILL CAUSE URBAN AND SMALL
STREAM FLOODING IN THE ADVISORY AREA. UP TO TWO INCHES OF RAIN HAVE
ALREADY FALLEN.

SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
LEXINGTON...
BUENA VISTA...
BEDFORD...
BUCHANAN...
ROCKBRIDGE BATHS...
AND GLASGOW.

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF TWO INCHES ARE EXPECTED OVER THE
AREA. THIS ADDITIONAL RAIN WILL RESULT IN MINOR FLOODING.

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 3792 7919 3789 7915 3786 7914 3781 7917
      3781 7914 3778 7911 3778 7908 3772 7907
      3770 7903 3770 7899 3722 7954 3736 7979
      3782 7964 3786 7962 3793 7960 3803 7951
      3805 7951 3808 7948

$$

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