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Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 12:47 PM EST Feb. 20, 2019 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Charleston West Virginia has issued a

* Flood Warning for urban areas and small streams in...
Kanawha County in central West Virginia...
Putnam County in western West Virginia...
northeastern Lincoln County in central West Virginia...
Roane County in central West Virginia...
southwestern Webster County in northeastern West Virginia...
southeastern Jackson County in northwestern West Virginia...
southern Mason County in western West Virginia...
northeastern Cabell County in central West Virginia...
Nicholas County in southeastern West Virginia...
northwestern Raleigh County in southeastern West Virginia...
Clay County in north central West Virginia...
northern Fayette County in southeastern West Virginia...
northeastern Boone County in central West Virginia...

* until 645 PM EST.

* At 1246 PM EST, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated
that heavy rain was falling over the area. The heavy rain will
cause flooding.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Charleston, Nitro, Summersville, Fayetteville, Spencer, Winfield,
Richwood, Clay, Jefferson, South Charleston, St. Albans, Dunbar,
hurricane, Sissonville, Montgomery, Chesapeake, Eleanor, Marmet,
Ansted and Belle.

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.

Please report flooding to the National Weather Service by calling
toll free, 800 401 9535, when you can do so safely.

You may also report flooding by posting your report to the Charleston
West Virginia National Weather Service facebook Page, or by using the
twitter hashtag, nwsrlx.


Lat... Lon 3808 8071 3810 8088 3807 8109 3793 8142
      3859 8224 3888 8124 3879 8123 3874 8117
      3864 8116 3864 8110 3861 8108 3867 8103
      3851 8088 3855 8080 3852 8074 3853 8066
      3850 8068 3842 8065 3834 8057 3827 8044


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Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 3:06 PM EST Feb. 20, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect through Thursday morning...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of northeast Kentucky, southeast Ohio, southwest
Virginia, and West Virginia, including the following areas, in
northeast Kentucky, Boyd, Carter, Greenup, and Lawrence KY. In
southeast Ohio, Athens, Gallia, Jackson OH, Lawrence OH,
Meigs, Morgan, Perry, Vinton, and Washington. In southwest
Virginia, Buchanan and Dickenson. In West Virginia, Barbour,
Boone, Braxton, Cabell, Calhoun, Clay, Doddridge, Gilmer,
Harrison, Jackson WV, Kanawha, Lewis, Lincoln, Logan, Mason,
McDowell, Mingo, Pleasants, Putnam, Ritchie, Roane, Taylor,
Tyler, Upshur, Wayne, Wirt, and wood.

* Through Thursday morning

* moderate to heavy rain will continue over the area lasting
through early Thursday morning. Rainfall totals as high as 1 to
2 inches will be possible. The rain, combined with a saturated
ground, will likely lead to flooding of creeks, streams and
rivers which are already running high.

* Flooding of roads along streams, creeks and rivers, as well as
other low lying and poor drainage areas, is possible.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

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.





Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 3:06 PM EST Feb. 20, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect through Thursday morning...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of northeast Kentucky, southeast Ohio, southwest
Virginia, and West Virginia, including the following areas, in
northeast Kentucky, Boyd, Carter, Greenup, and Lawrence KY. In
southeast Ohio, Athens, Gallia, Jackson OH, Lawrence OH,
Meigs, Morgan, Perry, Vinton, and Washington. In southwest
Virginia, Buchanan and Dickenson. In West Virginia, Barbour,
Boone, Braxton, Cabell, Calhoun, Clay, Doddridge, Gilmer,
Harrison, Jackson WV, Kanawha, Lewis, Lincoln, Logan, Mason,
McDowell, Mingo, Pleasants, Putnam, Ritchie, Roane, Taylor,
Tyler, Upshur, Wayne, Wirt, and wood.

* Through Thursday morning

* moderate to heavy rain will continue over the area lasting
through early Thursday morning. Rainfall totals as high as 1 to
2 inches will be possible. The rain, combined with a saturated
ground, will likely lead to flooding of creeks, streams and
rivers which are already running high.

* Flooding of roads along streams, creeks and rivers, as well as
other low lying and poor drainage areas, is possible.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

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.