Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Blacksburg, VA

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Flood Warning
National Weather Service BLACKSBURG VA
801 AM EDT SUN MAY 20 2018

VAC089-690-201400-
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City of Martinsville VA-Henry VA-
801 AM EDT SUN MAY 20 2018

The National Weather Service in BLACKSBURG has issued a

* Flood Warning for Small Streams in...
  The City of Martinsville in south central Virginia...
  Henry County in south central Virginia...

* Until 1000 AM EDT

* At 755 AM EDT, river gages continue to indicate flooding across
  mainly the northern half of Henry County as a result of excessive
  rainfall during the past couple of days. As much as 4-5 inches of
  rain fell in parts of the county, especially the northern half.
  This has resulted in excessive runoff into creeks such as
  Blackberry Creek near Bassett. Minor flooding is also occurring on
  the Smith River just below the Martinsville Hydroelectric plant.
  Minor to moderate flooding may continue across parts of the warned
  area for a few more hours.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
  Martinsville...
  Bassett...
  Axton...
  Leatherwood...
  and Villa Heights.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are
potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to cross flooded
roads. Find an alternate route.

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 3678 8010 3679 8004 3678 8003 3678 8001
      3679 8003 3679 8001 3683 8000 3679 7981
      3680 7979 3679 7976 3681 7974 3683 7967
      3685 7964 3664 7969 3664 8005

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