Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Blacksburg, VA

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
657 PM EDT SUN APR 19 2015

NCC169-171-193-197-VAC035-141-200500-
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SURRY NC-YADKIN NC-STOKES NC-WILKES NC-PATRICK VA-CARROLL VA-
657 PM EDT SUN APR 19 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR...
  SURRY COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA...
  YADKIN COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN NORTH CAROLINA...
  NORTHWESTERN STOKES COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA...
  EASTERN WILKES COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN NORTH CAROLINA...
  PATRICK COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA...
  SOUTHEASTERN CARROLL COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA...

* UNTIL 100 AM EDT MONDAY

* AT 654 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN THAT WILL CAUSE
  FLOODING. UP TO TWO INCHES OF RAIN HAVE ALREADY FALLEN. SMALLER
  CREEKS AND STREAMS WILL LIKELY EXPERIENCE FLOODING AS HEAVIER
  RAINFALL RATES MOVE ACROSS THE AREA DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF
  HOURS.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  MOUNT AIRY...
  NORTH WILKESBORO...
  ELKIN...
  WILKESBORO...
  AND FAIRVIEW.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO
AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY
DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL
ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED
ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL
CREEKS AND STREAMS...AS WELL AS FARM AND COUNTRY ROADS. DO NOT
ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL ACROSS FLOODED ROADS. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES.

FLOODING IS OCCURRING OR IS IMMINENT. IT IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW WHERE
YOU ARE RELATIVE TO STREAMS...RIVERS...OR CREEKS WHICH CAN BECOME
KILLERS IN HEAVY RAINS. CAMPERS AND HIKERS SHOULD AVOID STREAMS OR
CREEKS.

&&

LAT...LON 3638 8096 3657 8065 3668 8062 3672 8057
      3674 8049 3671 8046 3675 8045 3674 8040
      3677 8039 3684 8014 3659 8005 3654 8005
      3654 8003 3605 8075 3606 8098 3603 8107
      3603 8124 3600 8133

$$

JH


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