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Flood Statement
National Weather Service BLACKSBURG VA
823 PM EST WED FEB 20 2019

VAC021-185-WVC055-089-210345-


Tazewell VA-Bland VA-Summers WV-Mercer WV-
823 PM EST WED FEB 20 2019

...A FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1045 PM EST FOR
TAZEWELL...BLAND...SUMMERS AND MERCER COUNTIES...

At 819 PM EST, Doppler radar indicated an area of patchy rain is
returning to the area that received heavy rain late this afternoon
and early evening. This will add to the rises in streams and rivers
that is currently occurring, and increase the time for any ongoing
flooding to recede. Currently there are quick rises occurring on the
Bluestone River, Brush Creek, and East River.

Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Bluefield...
Bland...
Princeton...
Richlands...
and Tazewell.

This includes the following streams and drainages...
Harmon Branch...
Bluestone River...
Nobusiness Creek...
Deskin Creek...
and Pocosin Fork.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams, country roads, farmland, and other low lying
spots.

When it is safe to do so, please send your reports of flooding,
including mudslides or flooded roads, to the National Weather Service
by calling toll free at 1...8 6 6...2 1 5...4 3 2 4. Reports and
pictures can also be shared on the National Weather Service
Blacksburg Facebook page and on Twitter.

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LAT...LON 3715 8190 3724 8173 3721 8156 3727 8142
3758 8119 3771 8098 3768 8088 3782 8094
3787 8080 3785 8078 3771 8066 3735 8086
3727 8101 3719 8087 3707 8091 3705 8123
3695 8138 3702 8147 3693 8168 3696 8178




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