Flash Flood Warning

FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
420 PM EDT THU SEP 29 2016

VAC035-063-121-155-750-300045-
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PULASKI VA-FLOYD VA-CITY OF RADFORD VA-MONTGOMERY VA-CARROLL VA-
420 PM EDT THU SEP 29 2016

...THE FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 845 PM EDT FOR
EASTERN PULASKI...SOUTHWESTERN FLOYD...SOUTHWESTERN MONTGOMERY AND
EASTERN CARROLL COUNTIES AND THE CITY OF RADFORD...

AT 400 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THE HEAVIEST OF THE RAIN HAD
MOVED NORTHEAST INTO EASTERN MONTGOMERY AND CRAIG COUNTIES. HOWEVER,
ADDITIONAL THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ALONG THE
VIRGINIA...NORTH CAROLINA BORDER...NEAR CANA AND FANCY GAP. THESE
STORMS ARE THEN EXPECTED TO MOVE NORTH AND INTO PARTS OF THE NEW
RIVER VALLEY...FALLING OVER THE SAME AREA WHICH HAS RECEIVED HEAVY
RAIN.  THROUGH 4:00 PM, BETWEEN 1 INCH...AND 2.50 INCHES OF RAIN...
HAS FALLEN BETWEEN RADFORD AND HILLSVILLE.  AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 2
INCHES OF RAIN IS POSSIBLE WITHIN THIS SAME CORRIDOR BETWEEN NOW AND
8:00 PM.  THIS ADDITIONAL RAINFALL WILL LIKELY CAUSE FLOODING.


SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
RADFORD...
HILLSVILLE...
DUBLIN...
CANA...
AND FANCY GAP.

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 3656 8079 3700 8072 3722 8067 3728 8048
      3704 8045 3665 8053 3664 8054 3666 8058
      3666 8059 3661 8062 3660 8062 3658 8061
      3656 8061

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