HARLAN County, Kentucky
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Flood Warning
KYC013-095-052345-
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/00000.0.SM.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
HARLAN KY-BELL KY-
419 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

...A FLOOD WARNING FOR SNOWMELT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 645 PM EST
THURSDAY FOR HARLAN AND BELL COUNTIES...

AT 419 AM EST...A MIXTURE OF SLEET AND SNOW WAS ONGOING...AND
EXPECTED TO CHANGE OVER TO ALL SNOW THIS MORNING...BEFORE TAPERING
OFF BY LATE THIS AFTERNOON. HOWEVER...RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL AND
SNOW MELT THAT OCCURRED TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY HAS RESULTED IN
FLOODING OF A FEW AREA CREEKS AND STREAMS WITHIN THE WARNING. EXPECT
FLOODING TO CONTINUE IN THESE LOCATIONS THROUGH AT LEAST THIS
AFTERNOON.

SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
HARLAN...PINEVILLE...MIDDLESBORO...CUMBERLAND...LOYALL...EVARTS...
LYNCH...BENHAM...WALLINS CREEK...CREECH...SUNSHINE...SMITH...
CALVIN...SOUTH WALLINS...STONY FORK JUNCTION...PONZA...TWAY...
SHIELDS...GRAYS KNOB AND HUTCH.

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 PONDING OF WATER IN
URBAN AREAS...HIGHWAYS...STREETS AND UNDERPASSES AS WELL AS OTHER
POOR DRAINAGE AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL
ACROSS FLOODED ROADS. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES. IT TAKES ONLY A FEW
INCHES OF SWIFTLY FLOWING WATER TO CARRY VEHICLES AWAY.

&&

LAT...LON 3659 8393 3665 8396 3668 8388 3679 8379
3690 8350 3689 8341 3692 8340 3702 8317
3700 8312 3698 8315 3695 8315 3702 8294
3698 8287 3690 8287 3685 8301 3685 8307
3674 8314 3667 8343 3667 8353 3658 8369

$$

Flood Warning
KYC025-051-071-095-115-119-129-131-153-159-175-189-193-060015-
/O.CON.KJKL.FA.W.0008.000000T0000Z-150306T0015Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
CLAY KY-PERRY KY-JOHNSON KY-KNOTT KY-LEE KY-FLOYD KY-BREATHITT KY-
HARLAN KY-LESLIE KY-OWSLEY KY-MARTIN KY-MORGAN KY-MAGOFFIN KY-
423 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

...A FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 715 PM EST THURSDAY FOR
CLAY...PERRY...JOHNSON...SOUTHWESTERN KNOTT...SOUTHERN LEE...
NORTHEASTERN FLOYD...BREATHITT...NORTHWESTERN HARLAN...LESLIE...
OWSLEY...MARTIN...SOUTHEASTERN MORGAN AND MAGOFFIN COUNTIES...

AT 423 AM EST...A MIXTURE OF SLEET AND SNOW WAS ONGOING...AND
EXPECTED TO CHANGE OVER TO ALL SNOW THIS MORNING...BEFORE TAPERING
OFF BY LATE THIS AFTERNOON. HOWEVER...RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL AND
SNOW MELT THAT OCCURRED TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY HAS RESULTED IN
FLOODING OF SOME AREA CREEKS AND STREAMS WITHIN THE WARNING. EXPECT
FLOODING TO CONTINUE IN THESE LOCATIONS THROUGH AT LEAST THIS
AFTERNOON.

SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
HAZARD...PAINTSVILLE...PRESTONSBURG...JACKSON...SALYERSVILLE...
MANCHESTER...HINDMAN...INEZ...HYDEN...BOONEVILLE...MASON...
WHEELWRIGHT...PIPPA PASSES...VICCO...WARFIELD...ALLEN...BUCKHORN...
BUSH...CORN FORK HOLLOW AND CRESSMONT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR HAS BEEN REPORTED.
STREAM RISES WILL BE SLOW AND FLASH FLOODING IS NOT EXPECTED.
HOWEVER...ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHOULD TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS
IMMEDIATELY.

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.

&&

LAT...LON 3767 8240 3756 8289 3749 8291 3752 8308
3733 8306 3734 8266 3719 8301 3702 8306
3689 8341 3704 8386 3717 8397 3734 8378
3754 8389 3752 8360 3768 8326 3777 8327
3799 8303 3788 8262 3796 8253 3776 8231

$$

Special Weather Statement
KYZ044-050>052-058>060-068-069-079-080-083>088-104-106>120-061000-
FLEMING-MONTGOMERY-BATH-ROWAN-ESTILL-POWELL-MENIFEE-ROCKCASTLE-
JACKSON-PULASKI-LAUREL-WAYNE-MCCREARY-WHITLEY-KNOX-BELL-HARLAN-
ELLIOTT-MORGAN-JOHNSON-WOLFE-MAGOFFIN-FLOYD-LEE-BREATHITT-KNOTT-
OWSLEY-PERRY-CLAY-LESLIE-LETCHER-MARTIN-PIKE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FLEMINGSBURG...CAMARGO...
JEFFERSONVILLE...MOUNT STERLING...OWINGSVILLE...MOREHEAD...
IRVINE...RAVENNA...CLAY CITY...STANTON...FRENCHBURG...BRODHEAD...
MOUNT VERNON...MCKEE...ANNVILLE...BURNSIDE...SOMERSET...LONDON...
MONTICELLO...STEARNS...WHITLEY CITY...CORBIN...WILLIAMSBURG...
BARBOURVILLE...MIDDLESBORO...PINEVILLE...CUMBERLAND...HARLAN...
SANDY HOOK...WEST LIBERTY...PAINTSVILLE...CAMPTON...
SALYERSVILLE...PRESTONSBURG...WHEELWRIGHT...BEATTYVILLE...
JACKSON...HINDMAN...PIPPA PASSES...BOONEVILLE...HAZARD...
MANCHESTER...HYDEN...JENKINS...WHITESBURG...INEZ...COAL RUN...
ELKHORN CITY...PIKEVILLE...SOUTH WILLIAMSON
350 PM EST THU MAR 5 2015

...SLICK ROAD CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY
MORNING...

SLICK ROADS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT AND INTO EARLY FRIDAY
MORNING DUE TO THE RECENT SNOWFALL. WITH SUBFREEZING TEMPERATURES
EXPECTED TONIGHT...ANY MELTED SNOW WILL LIKELY REFREEZE ON
ROADS...ADDING TO THE DANGER. THE SUBFREEZING TEMPERATURES WILL
ALSO BE HARMFUL TO PEOPLE AND ANIMALS WHO ARE OUTSIDE.

$$

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