Letcher County, KY
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Flood Warning
KYC051-071-095-119-131-133-193-195-180415-
/O.NEW.KJKL.FA.W.0007.180217T1922Z-180218T0415Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Harlan KY-Letcher KY-Leslie KY-Perry KY-Knott KY-Floyd KY-Pike KY-
Clay KY-
222 PM EST SAT FEB 17 2018

The National Weather Service in JACKSON KY has issued a

* Flood Warning for...
Harlan County in southeastern Kentucky...
Letcher County in southeastern Kentucky...
Leslie County in southeastern Kentucky...
Southeastern Perry County in southeastern Kentucky...
Southern Knott County in southeastern Kentucky...
Southeastern Floyd County in southeastern Kentucky...
Pike County in southeastern Kentucky...
Southeastern Clay County in southeastern Kentucky...

* Until 1115 PM EST Saturday

* At 220 PM EST, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain that will cause
flooding. Up to one inch of rain has already fallen.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Pikeville, Hazard, Whitesburg, Harlan, Hyden, Letcher, Bath,
Cumberland, Jenkins, Loyall, Elkhorn City, Evarts, Wheelwright,
Fleming-Neon, Lynch, Pippa Passes, Benham, Vicco, Wallins Creek and
Blackey.

Additional rainfall amounts of a half an inch are possible in the
warned area.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

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.

&&

LAT...LON 3727 8235 3712 8272 3705 8272 3698 8287
3690 8287 3685 8301 3685 8307 3674 8318
3667 8346 3681 8351 3685 8348 3692 8349
3702 8374 3702 8378 3762 8217 3755 8213
3753 8205 3754 8199

$$

Flood Watch
KYZ080-084>088-110-113-115>120-180000-
/O.CON.KJKL.FA.A.0004.000000T0000Z-180218T0300Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Laurel-McCreary-Whitley-Knox-Bell-Harlan-Floyd-Knott-Perry-Clay-
Leslie-Letcher-Martin-Pike-
Including the cities of London, Stearns, Whitley City, Corbin,
Williamsburg, Barbourville, Middlesboro, Pineville, Cumberland,
Harlan, Prestonsburg, Wheelwright, Hindman, Pippa Passes, Hazard,
Manchester, Hyden, Jenkins, Whitesburg, Inez, Coal Run,
Elkhorn City, Pikeville, and South Williamson
1058 AM EST Sat Feb 17 2018

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST THIS EVENING...

The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of northeast Kentucky, south central Kentucky, and
southeast Kentucky, including the following areas, in
northeast Kentucky, Martin. In south central Kentucky, Laurel,
McCreary, and Whitley. In southeast Kentucky, Bell, Clay,
Floyd, Harlan, Knott, Knox, Leslie, Letcher, Perry, and Pike.

* Until 10 PM EST this evening

* Another round of moderate to heavy rainfall will move through
southeast Kentucky today. With the ground already very saturated
from previous rainfall, the additional rainfall could lead to
flooding of low lying areas. Rainfall is expected to range from
three quarters of an inch to an inch and a half, with locally
higher amounts possible along the Virginia border.

* Ponding of water on roadways as well as rock and mudslides are
expected, especially in areas of steep terrain. Flooding is
possible along area creeks, streams, and in low lying areas.
Significant rises are expected in the Kentucky and Cumberland
River basins.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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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