Flood Advisory In Effect Until 5pm Today – Saturday Feb 23, 2019

Alleghany NC-Watauga NC-Ashe NC-Smyth VA-Tazewell VA-Bland VA-
Wythe VA-Carroll VA-Grayson VA-
1024 AM EST SAT FEB 23 2019

The National Weather Service in BLACKSBURG has extended the

* Flood Advisory for Minor Flooding in Poor Drainage Areas for…
Alleghany County in northwestern North Carolina…
Watauga County in northwestern North Carolina…
Ashe County in northwestern North Carolina…
Smyth County in southwestern Virginia…
Tazewell County in southwestern Virginia…
Bland County in southwestern Virginia…
Wythe County in southwestern Virginia…
Carroll County in southwestern Virginia…
Grayson County in southwestern Virginia…

* Until 500 PM EST Saturday

* At 1021 AM EST, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated 
moderate to heavy rain which will cause minor flooding. Another 
half inch to one inch is expected through this afternoon. This 
will lead to minor flooding of creeks and streams in the area, as 
well as low water crossings. Some washouts of low water bridges 
and gravel roads could occur.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include…
Boone…
Wytheville…
Galax…
Bland…
and Marion.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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

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.

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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