Flash Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Sterling, VA

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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
133 AM EDT Sat May 18 2024

The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for...
  Central Mineral County in eastern West Virginia...

* Until 600 AM EDT.

* At 133 AM EDT, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated
  heavy rain falling across the warned area. Between 1 and 1.5
  inches of rain have fallen. The expected rainfall rate is 0.75 to
  1 inch in 1 hour. Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are
  possible in the warned area. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected
  to begin shortly.

  HAZARD...Flash flooding caused by heavy rain.

  SOURCE...Radar and automated gauges.

  IMPACT...Flash flooding of small creeks and streams, urban
           areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as
           other poor drainage and low-lying areas.

* Some locations that will experience flash flooding include...
  Keyser...                          Fort Ashby...
  Elk Garden...                      Kitzmiller...
  Mccoole...                         New Creek...
  Ridgeville...                      Reeses Mill...
  Headsville...                      Sulphur City...
  Emoryville...

This includes the following Flood Prone Roads...
Headsville Road along Staggs Run and Patterson Creek Road along
Patterson Creek.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

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

&&

LAT...LON 3944 7896 3946 7896 3947 7894 3948 7894
      3949 7892 3953 7887 3952 7878 3946 7879
      3939 7884 3934 7898 3933 7918 3939 7919
      3940 7917 3941 7915 3941 7914 3942 7914
      3943 7912 3946 7900

FLASH FLOOD...RADAR AND GAUGE INDICATED
EXPECTED RAINFALL RATE...0.75-1 INCH IN 1 HOUR

$$

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