Flood Watch In Effect Through Sunday Morning – Feb 23-24, 2019

Ashe-Alleghany NC-Watauga-Tazewell-Smyth-Bland-Giles-Wythe-
Montgomery-Grayson-Carroll-Floyd-Craig-Alleghany VA-Bath-Mercer-
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Including the cities of West Jefferson, Sparta, Boone, Tazewell,
Marion, Bland, Pearisburg, Wytheville, Blacksburg, Independence,
Whitetop, Troutdale, Volney, Galax, Floyd, New Castle,
Clifton Forge, Covington, Hot Springs, Bluefield, Flat Top,
Hinton, Hix, Union, Lewisburg, White Sulphur Springs, Alderson,
Quinwood, Duo, and Rainelle
407 PM EST Sat Feb 23 2019

…FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING…

The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of northwest North Carolina, Virginia, and southeast
West Virginia, including the following areas, in northwest
North Carolina, Alleghany NC, Ashe, and Watauga. In Virginia,
Alleghany VA, Bath, Bland, Carroll, Craig, Floyd, Giles,
Grayson, Montgomery, Smyth, Tazewell, and Wythe. In southeast
West Virginia, Eastern Greenbrier, Mercer, Monroe, Summers,
and Western Greenbrier.

* Through Sunday morning.

* Widespread nearly continuous light rain with periods of
moderate rainfall likely. Rainfall totals of 2 to 3 inches are
expected through Sunday, with locally higher amounts possible.

* Flooding of low-lying, poor drainage, and normally flood prone
areas. Small creeks and streams will be subject to flooding as
well as larger mainstem rivers.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts and existing soil conditions.

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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