Amherst County, Virginia
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Flash Flood Watch
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AUGUSTA-ROCKINGHAM-NELSON-ALBEMARLE-CENTRAL VIRGINIA BLUE RIDGE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...STAUNTON...WAYNESBORO...STUARTS DRAFT...
HARRISONBURG...LOVINGSTON...CHARLOTTESVILLE...WINTERGREEN
1228 PM EDT WED SEP 28 2016

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS EXPANDED
THE

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH TO INCLUDE PORTIONS OF CENTRAL VIRGINIA AND
WESTERN VIRGINIA...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN CENTRAL
VIRGINIA...ALBEMARLE...CENTRAL VIRGINIA BLUE RIDGE AND NELSON.
IN WESTERN VIRGINIA...AUGUSTA AND ROCKINGHAM.

* FROM 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING

* A POWERFUL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM OVER THE MIDWEST WILL BRING
PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN TO OUR AREA TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY
NIGHT.

* WIDESPREAD RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES ARE EXPECTED...WITH
LOCALIZED SPOTS POTENTIALLY GETTING UP TO A FOOT OF RAIN.
ADDITIONALLY...THE EASTERN SLOPES OF THE BLUE RIDGE HAVE AN
INCREASED RISK FOR HIGHER TOTALS.

* HIGH POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR FLOODING OF SMALL STREAMS...AS WELL AS
URBAN AREAS. ADDITIONALLY THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR THE HARDEST
HIT LOCATIONS TO SEE SEVERE FLOODING AND FLASH FLOODING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THESE NEXT FEW DAYS WILL BE A DANGEROUS TIME...REQUIRING MORE
THAN THE USUAL AWARENESS...PLANNING AND PREPARATIONS.

IF YOU ARE NEAR STREAMS OR DRAINAGE DITCHES...KEEP AN EYE ON THEM
AND BE READY TO QUICKLY SEEK HIGHER GROUND. WATER MAY RISE
RAPIDLY.

CLEAR OUT STORM DRAINS.

THOSE PRONE TO BASEMENT FLOODING SHOULD PREPARE. COMMUNITIES
PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD PREPARE.

CONTINUE TO CHECK IN ON THE FORECAST FOR UPDATES.

WARNINGS WILL BE ISSUED FOR AREAS WHERE FLOODING IS IMMINENT. ENSURE
YOU GET WARNINGS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE THROUGH YOUR
MOBILE PHONE AND OR NOAA WEATHER RADIO.

BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION IF A WARNING IS ISSUED FOR WHERE YOU
ARE OR IF FLOODING IS OBSERVED.

ENSURE YOUR KIDS DONT PLAY NEAR FLOOD WATERS.

REMEMBER IF YOU COME ACROSS WATER CROSSING A ROAD...TURN AROUND
DONT DROWN!

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