Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Charleston, WV

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RIVER FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON  WV
1024 AM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

...The flood warning is cancelled for the following rivers...Guyandotte River...
Tug Fork River...Tygart Valley River.
  At Branchland...
  At Williamson...
  At Kermit...
  At Belington...

 Affecting the following counties in Kentucky...Lawrence...Martin...Pike and in
West Virginia...Barbour...Cabell...Lincoln...Mingo...Wayne.

...The flood warning continues for the following rivers...Ohio River.
  At Point Pleasant...
  At Huntington...

Affecting the following counties in Kentucky...Boyd and in Ohio...Gallia...
Lawrence and in West Virginia...Cabell...Mason...Wayne.

...The flood warning continues for the following rivers...Ohio River.
  At Ashland...
  At Greenup Lock...

Affecting the following counties in Kentucky...Boyd...Greenup and in Ohio...
Lawrence...Scioto.

The flood crest has passed on the tributary rivers in West Virginia.  The
flow is now in the Ohio River.  The crest on the Ohio river is at Pomeroy
on the Ohio River.  The Lower end of the Ohio river will see slow rises
during the day today before the crest reaches Greenup Lock after Midnight
tonight.

Backwater flooding will continue all along the Ohio River until the river
recedes.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around and don`t drown.  Do not drive into areas where
water is flowing over the roadway.  Most deaths occur when motorists
try crossing flooded roads.

Please report high water to the National Weather Service by
calling toll free...1-800-401-9535...when you can do so safely.

You may also report flooding by posting your report to the
Charleston West Virginia National Weather service Facebook
page...or by using the Twitter HASHTAG...NWSRLX.

The next statement will be issued around 2pm or sooner if conditions change.


&&

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1024 AM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

...Flood Warning extended until Saturday afternoon for
  the Ohio River At Point Pleasant.
* AT 10:00 AM Friday the stage WAS 44.4 feet.
* Moderate Flooding is occurring and Moderate Flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 40.0 feet.
* Forecast...the River will continue rising to near 44.5 feet by this afternoon.
  The river will fall below flood stage Saturday morning.
* At stages near 44.5 feet...Ohio route 7 at Kyger Creek is flooded.
* A crest near 44.5 feet compares to a previous crest of 46.2 feet on March 12
  2011.

&&

LAT...LON 3897 8216 3886 8200 3870 8211 3872 8226


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1024 AM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

...Flood Warning extended until Saturday afternoon
for the Ohio River At Huntington.
* AT 10:00 AM Friday the stage WAS 50.4 feet.
* Minor Flooding is occurring and Minor Flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 50.0 feet.
* Forecast...the River will continue rising to near 50.9 feet by this evening.
  The river will fall below flood stage Saturday morning.
* At stages near 51.0 feet...West Virginia Route 60 east, Main Street, above Pats
  Branch is flooded.
* A crest near 50.7 feet compares to a previous crest of 52.2 feet on March 13
  2011.

&&

LAT...LON 3848 8235 3846 8221 3834 8254 3843 8265


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1024 AM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

The Flood Warning continues for
  the Ohio River At Ashland.
* AT  9:26 AM Friday the stage WAS 53.6 feet.
* Minor Flooding is occurring and Minor Flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 52.0 feet.
* Forecast...the River will continue rising to near 54.1 feet by this evening.
  The river will fall below flood stage Saturday morning.
* At stages near 55.5 feet...Route 3 is flooded at Catlettsburg.
* A crest near 54.1 feet compares to a previous crest of 55.5 feet on January 10
  2005.

&&

LAT...LON 3843 8265 3857 8287 3860 8274 3846 8248


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1024 AM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

The Flood Warning continues for
  the Ohio River At Greenup Lock.
* AT  9:30 AM Friday the stage WAS 52.6 feet.
* Minor Flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 54.0 feet.
* Forecast...rise above flood stage by this afternoon and continue to rise to
  near 55.9 feet by after midnight . the river will fall below flood stage by
  early afternoon Saturday .
* At stages near 56.0 feet...Several low lying areas flooded and backwater
  affects on both sides of the river.
* A crest near 55.9 feet compares to a previous crest of 56.8 feet on March 13
  2011.

&&

LAT...LON 3860 8274 3857 8287 3872 8293 3874 8283


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1024 AM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

The Flood Warning is cancelled for
  the Guyandotte River At Branchland.
* AT  9:30 AM Friday the stage WAS 29.5 feet.
* fell below flood stage at  8:37 AM Friday.
* Flood stage is 30.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will continue to fall to 19.3 feet by Saturday morning.


&&

LAT...LON 3814 8214 3814 8222 3829 8223 3829 8216


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1024 AM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

The Flood Warning is cancelled for
  the Tug Fork River At Williamson.
* AT 10:00 AM Friday the stage WAS 21.5 feet.
* Flood stage is 27.0 feet.
* Forecast...the River is below flood stage.  The river will
  continue to fall to 14.3 feet by Saturday morning.


&&

LAT...LON 3766 8220 3762 8227 3772 8234 3773 8230


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1024 AM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

The Flood Warning is cancelled for
  the Tug Fork River At Kermit.
* At 10:00 AM Friday the estimated stage is 36.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 38.0 feet.
* Forecast...the river will continue a slow fall today.


&&

LAT...LON 3779 8233 3777 8239 3789 8246 3791 8241


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1024 AM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

The Flood Warning is cancelled for
  the Tygart Valley River At Belington.
* AT  9:30 AM Friday the stage WAS 13.3 feet.
* The river fell below flood stage at 7:04 AM Friday.
* Flood stage is 14.0 feet.
* Forecast...the river will continue to fall to 7.8 feet by Saturday morning.


&&

LAT...LON 3906 8002 3904 7991 3897 7991 3896 7999


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