Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Charleston, WV

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON WV
714 PM EDT MON MAY 23 2016

WVZ028-240000-
BRAXTON-
714 PM EDT MON MAY 23 2016

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL AFFECT SOUTH CENTRAL BRAXTON COUNTY...

AT 713 PM EDT...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH TORRENTIAL RAINFALL WAS
OVER SUTTON...MOVING SOUTH AT 5 MPH.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
SUTTON...GASSAWAY...FLATWOODS AND LITTLE BIRCH.

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 79 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 55 AND 68.

TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM...AND MAY CAUSE
LOCALIZED FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED
ROADWAYS.

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.

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE
ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS
SAFELY. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.

LAT...LON 3854 8064 3853 8064 3855 8078 3856 8078
      3855 8079 3856 8084 3872 8073 3872 8062
TIME...MOT...LOC 2313Z 020DEG 6KT 3868 8068
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