Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Blacksburg, VA

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Flood Warning
National Weather Service BLACKSBURG VA
859 PM EDT SUN APR 23 2017

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Alleghany NC-Wilkes NC-
859 PM EDT SUN APR 23 2017

The National Weather Service in BLACKSBURG has issued a

* Flood Warning for...
  Alleghany County in northwestern North Carolina...
  Wilkes County in northwestern North Carolina...

* Until 900 AM EDT Monday

* At 855 PM EDT, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated
  that persistent rainfall was occurring across the warned area,
  and was increasing. Rainfall of 3-4 inches has been common across
  this area during the past couple of days. Additional rainfall of
  2-3 inches is possible during the next 24 to 36 hours. At least
  one road in the Wilkesboro area has already been reported to be
  under water. Flooding is likely to increase in this area overnight
  and Monday morning.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
  North Wilkesboro...
  Wilkesboro...
  Sparta...
  Ronda...
  and Traphill.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.

A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. All
interested parties should take necessary precautions immediately.

When it is safe to do so, please send your reports of flooding,
including mudslides or flooded roads, 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.

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LAT...LON 3607 8141 3612 8154 3619 8146 3625 8147
      3629 8141 3629 8137 3636 8136 3637 8125
      3643 8126 3657 8135 3656 8092 3650 8093
      3645 8098 3640 8097 3633 8087 3606 8088
      3606 8098 3603 8107 3604 8120 3600 8132

$$

RAB



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