Flash Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Blacksburg, VA

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WGUS51 KRNK 200450

Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service BLACKSBURG VA
1250 AM EDT MON AUG 20 2018

The National Weather Service in BLACKSBURG has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for...
  The City of Martinsville in south central Virginia...
  Southern Henry County in south central Virginia...
  Southeastern Patrick County in southwestern Virginia...

* Until 345 AM EDT

* At 1247 AM EDT, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated
  thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Up to
  three inches of rain have already fallen during the past 24 hours
  in this region, with nearly an inch of this just during the past
  hour. An area of thunderstorms extending from near Stuart to Critz
  to Penns Store to Martinsville will persist in this area for at
  least another hour. The ground is saturated in this area from
  recent heavy rainfall. Flash flooding is imminent.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
  Penns Store...
  and Villa Heights.

Excessive rainfall over the warned area will cause mud slides near
steep terrain. The mud slide can consist of rock, mud, vegetation and
other loose materials.

This includes the following streams and drainages...
Mayo River...
Surry Martin Branch...
Marrowbone Creek...
Little Matrimony Creek...
and Mulberry Creek.

This includes The following Locations The Martinsville Speedway and
Martinsville Airport.


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

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.


LAT...LON 3666 8025 3672 7977 3654 7973 3654 8024



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