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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Flood Watch
National Weather Service Morristown TN
352 AM EST Tue Feb 19 2019

...Periods of rain may produce flooding tonight through Wednesday
night...

.Two rounds of moderate to locally heavy rain are expected to
occur through Wednesday night. The first will arrive late this
afternoon and continue through tonight. The second will occur
Wednesday afternoon and evening. Total rainfall amounts during
this time are expected to range from one to three inches. With
the moist soil conditions and elevated river levels from recent
rainfall, conditions will be favorable for flooding.

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Scott TN-Campbell-Claiborne-Hancock-Morgan-Anderson-Union-
Grainger-Roane-Loudon-Knox-NW Blount-Sequatchie-Bledsoe-Rhea-
Meigs-McMinn-Northwest Monroe-Southeast Monroe-Marion-Hamilton-
Bradley-West Polk-East Polk-Lee-Wise-
Including the cities of Oneida, La Follette, Tazewell,
Sneedville, Wartburg, Clinton, Oak Ridge, Maynardville, Rutledge,
Kingston, Lenoir City, Knoxville, Maryville, Dunlap, Pikeville,
Dayton, Decatur, Athens, Madisonville, Coker Creek, Jasper,
Chattanooga, Cleveland, Benton, Ducktown, Jonesville, Wise,
and Norton
352 AM EST Tue Feb 19 2019

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY
MORNING...

The National Weather Service in Morristown has issued a

* Flood Watch for portions of East Tennessee and Southwest
Virginia, including the following areas, in East Tennessee,
Anderson, Bledsoe, Bradley, Campbell, Claiborne, East Polk,
Grainger, Hamilton, Hancock, Knox, Loudon, Marion, McMinn,
Meigs, Morgan, Northwest Blount, Northwest Monroe, Rhea, Roane,
Scott TN, Sequatchie, Southeast Monroe, Union, and West Polk.
In Southwest Virginia, Lee and Wise.

* From this evening through Thursday morning.

* Multiple rounds of moderate to heavy rainfall are expected late
today and tonight, then again on Wednesday evening. Rainfall
amounts of 1 to 3 inches are expected, which may cause flooding
due to the preceding wet ground conditions and elevated river
levels.

* Low lying and poor drainage areas will have the greatest risk
for flooding. Creeks, streams, and main stem rivers may also
flood.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flood Watch means that conditions are favorable for heavy
rain...which may lead to flooding in and near the watch area. Be
alert for rising water or water over roadways. Keep informed...
and be ready for action if flooding is observed or if a flood
warning is issued. If you come to a closed or flooded road...turn
around! Don't drown!

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