Buchanan County, Virginia
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Flood Warning
VAC027-051-WVC045-047-059-109-180315-
/O.NEW.KRLX.FA.W.0035.180217T2109Z-180218T0315Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Dickenson VA-Buchanan VA-McDowell WV-Mingo WV-Logan WV-Wyoming WV-
409 PM EST SAT FEB 17 2018

The National Weather Service in Charleston West Virginia has issued a

* Flood Warning for Small Streams in...
Dickenson County in southwestern Virginia...
Buchanan County in southwestern Virginia...
McDowell County in southern West Virginia...
Mingo County in southern West Virginia...
Logan County in southern West Virginia...
Western Wyoming County in southern West Virginia...

* Until 1015 PM EST Saturday

* At 407 PM EST, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated
that heavy rain was falling over the area. The heavy rain will
cause flooding. Up to one inch of rain has already fallen.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Williamson, Welch, Logan, Clintwood, Grundy, Pineville, Haysi, John
Flannagan Lake, Breaks Interstate, Davenport, Oceana, Chapmanville,
Gary, War, Man, Delbarton, Northfork, Gilbert Creek, Mount
Gay-Shamrock and Mallory.

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.

Please report Severe Weather to the National Weather Service by
calling toll free, 800 401 9535, when you can do so safely.

You may also report severe weather by posting your report to the
Charleston West Virginia National Weather Service Facebook Page, or
by using the Twitter Hashtag, NWSRLX.

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LAT...LON 3702 8248 3720 8256 3727 8235 3754 8197
3755 8213 3765 8218 3763 8221 3768 8230
3776 8231 3784 8241 3801 8200 3742 8128
3729 8141 3720 8160 3724 8174 3713 8192
3712 8200 3705 8204 3704 8217 3696 8236

$$

Flood Watch
VAZ003-004-180145-
/O.CON.KRLX.FA.A.0005.000000T0000Z-180218T0300Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Dickenson-Buchanan-
Including the cities of Clintwood, Grundy, and Vansant
1234 PM EST Sat Feb 17 2018

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

The Flood Watch continues for

* A portion of southwest Virginia, including the following
areas, Buchanan and Dickenson.

* Until 10 PM EST this evening

* One half to three quarters of an inch of rain fell Friday, and
another one half to three quarters of an inch is expected this
afternoon and evening. With the ground already saturated
before the rain Friday, and rivers and streams running high,
the additional rainfall this afternoon and evening could lead
to flooding.

* Flooding of poor drainage and low lying areas, especially
along rivers and streams, is possible.

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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