Stokes County, North Carolina
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Flood Warning
Stokes NC-Rockingham NC-Caswell NC-
643 PM EDT MON APR 24 2017

The National Weather Service in BLACKSBURG has issued a

* Flood Warning for...
Stokes County in north central North Carolina...
Rockingham County in north central North Carolina...
Caswell County in north central North Carolina...

* Until 630 AM EDT Tuesday

* At 635 PM EDT, gauges along the Dan River were reporting flooding
at both Pine Hall and Wentworth in an area that has received at
least four inches of rain so far from this event, with additional
moderate to heavy rain moving over the area currently. At Pine
Hall, the river was at 22.2 feet after reaching a crest around
22.6 a few hours ago. Flood stage is 18.0 feet. The additional
rain moving over the area may prompt a secondary crest. At
Wentworth, the river was at 19.5 feet and rising. Flood stage is
19.0 feet. Additionally, flooding was reported in the area of
Eden, NC. A bridge was underwater along Route 14, Harrington
Highway, just south of Eden.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
and Madison.


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 3626 8045 3655 8044 3654 7914 3624 7916


Flood Watch
Including the cities of Dobson, Danbury, Eden, Yanceyville,
Wilkesboro, Yadkinville, Roanoke, Salem, Fincastle, Lexington,
Buena Vista, Stuart, Rocky Mount, Bedford, Amherst, Martinsville,
Danville, Lynchburg, Appomattox, South Boston, and Keysville
241 PM EDT Mon Apr 24 2017


The Flood Watch is now in effect for

* Portions of North Carolina and Virginia, including the
following areas, in North Carolina, Caswell, Rockingham,
Stokes, Surry, Wilkes, and Yadkin. In Virginia, Amherst,
Appomattox, Bedford, Botetourt, Campbell, Charlotte, Franklin,
Halifax, Henry, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Roanoke, and

* Through Tuesday morning

* Moderate to heavy rain will take place, with an additional 1 to
2 inches of rain likely through tonight, in some cases this
rain falling on-top of the 2 to 4 inches of rain that has
already occurred. The heaviest rain thus far has fallen south of
Roanoke along the Blue Ridge and into North Carolina. This
particular region will be most susceptive to flooding.

* The duration and widespread nature of the heavy rainfall is
expected to result in significant rises and potential flooding
on area streams, with flooding also possible along some main
stem rivers into Tuesday. Additionally, heavier short term
rainfall rates associated with bands of heavy rain showers could
result in localized flash flooding along small streams and in
urban areas. Saturated ground may also result in downed trees
and rock or mud slides. Water will likely inundate poor drainage


A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.



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