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Flood Warning until 6:30am – Thursday Nov 12, 2020

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Alleghany NC NC-Ashe NC-Watauga NC-Bland VA-Giles VA-Grayson VA-
Pulaski VA-Smyth VA-Wythe VA-City of Galax VA-
1221 AM EST Thu Nov 12 2020

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a

  • Flood Warning for…
    Alleghany NC County in northwestern North Carolina…
    Ashe County in northwestern North Carolina…
    Watauga County in northwestern North Carolina…
    Bland County in southwestern Virginia…
    Giles County in southwestern Virginia…
    Grayson County in southwestern Virginia…
    Pulaski County in southwestern Virginia…
    Smyth County in southwestern Virginia…
    Wythe County in southwestern Virginia…
    The Southwestern City of Galax in southwestern Virginia…
  • Until 630 AM EST Thursday.
  • At 1221 AM EST, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated
    that between 2 and 4 inches of rain has fallen over the last 24
    hours. Flooding is ongoing, especially along some of the county
    roads and rural areas.
  • Expect road closures overnight.

The New River Valley.

Additional rainfall amounts of 0.5 to 1 inch are possible in the
warned area. The New River will rise significantly overnight with
minor flooding expected near Allisonia

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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

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.

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