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Flood Warning In Effect Until 10:30pm – Thursday Feb 6, 2020

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Alleghany NC-Watauga NC-Ashe NC-Grayson VA-
1038 AM EST Thu Feb 6 2020

The National Weather Service in BLACKSBURG has issued a

  • Flood Warning for…
    Alleghany County in northwestern North Carolina…
    Watauga County in northwestern North Carolina…
    Ashe County in northwestern North Carolina…
    Grayson County in southwestern Virginia…
  • Until 1030 PM EST Thursday
  • At 1036 AM EST, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain ongoing that
    will cause flooding. Two to three inches of rain have already
    fallen with an additional one to two inches possible over the
    next 12 hours. Flooded low-lying roadways, rockslides, and
    landslides will be possible. Rapid rises on the Watauga river are
    expected.
  • Some locations that will experience flooding include…
    Boone…
    Galax…
    Sparta…
    Jefferson…
    and West Jefferson.

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.

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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