Whitley County, Kentucky
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Flood Warning
1022 AM EST Sat Feb 17 2018

The National Weather Service in Jackson Kentucky has issued a

* Flood Warning for
The Cumberland River at Williamsburg.
* from Sunday afternoon to Monday evening.
* at 10:00 AM Saturday the stage was 15.9 feet.
* Flood stage is 21.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will rise above flood stage by Sunday
afternoon and continue to rise to near 21.5 feet by Sunday
evening. The river will fall below flood stage by Monday morning.
* At 21.0 feet...Flooding threatens low lying roads and structures.


LAT...LON 3670 8407 3672 8437 3697 8443 3698 8429
3681 8426 3680 8407


Flood Warning
Bell KY-Knox KY-McCreary KY-Whitley KY-
218 PM EST SAT FEB 17 2018

The National Weather Service in JACKSON KY has issued a

* Flood Warning for...
Bell County in southeastern Kentucky...
Knox County in southeastern Kentucky...
McCreary County in south central Kentucky...
Whitley County in south central Kentucky...

* Until 1115 PM EST Saturday

* At 215 PM EST, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain that will cause
flooding. Up to 1.25 inches of rain has already fallen.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Williamsburg, Barbourville, Pineville, Middlesboro, Whitley City,
Julip, Varilla, Swan Lake, Cumberland Falls S.P., Co-
Operative, Zion Hill, Ponza, Gausdale, Erose, Cranes Nest, Blanche,
Krupp, Cubage, Rella and Bark Camp.

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


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 3660 8471 3675 8467 3695 8419 3695 8409
3699 8403 3698 8396 3700 8393 3703 8393
3705 8387 3702 8374 3696 8365 3695 8356
3692 8349 3690 8351 3685 8348 3681 8351
3673 8350 3667 8346 3664 8361 3658 8369


Flood Watch
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


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.


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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