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Jefferson County HSEM
Sunday September 9th, 2018 :: 01:34 p.m. EDT

Alert

Flood Warning until 03:00PM Tuesday

Opequon Creek near Martinsburg affecting Berkeley and Jefferson Counties Heavy rain is driving a rise of the Opequon over flood stage. The National Weather Service in Sterling Va has issued a

* Flood Warning for The Opequon Creek near Martinsburg.

* From late tonight until Tuesday afternoon.

* At 12 PM Sunday the stage was 6.1 feet and rising.

* Flood stage is 10.0 feet.

* Minor flooding is forecast.

* Forecast...Rise above flood stage by overnight tonight and crest near 11.0 feet by mid-afternoon tomorrow. The river will fall below flood stage by late Tuesday morning.

* Impact...At 11.0 feet...Water begins to cover backyards of homes on Bowers Road (County Road 1/1). Douglas Grove Road (County Road 9/16) is flooded and impassible. Water also approaches Golf Course Road (County Road 36) and Grapevine Road (County Road 9/14).

* Flood history...This crest compares to a previous crest of 10.0 feet on Jun 3 2018.

* AFFECTED AREAS: BERKELEY, WV ... JEFFERSON, WV

Instructions:

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Never attempt to drive through a flooded roadway...this is how most flood deaths result. Stay tuned to developments by listening to NOAA Weather radio... television or radio stations...or visit our website at weather.gov. You can also find us on Facebook by searching U.S. National Weather Service Baltimore Washington.

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Address/Location
Jefferson County HSEM
28 Industrial Boulevard #101
Kearneysville, WV 25430

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 304-728-3290

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Alert Details

Severity:
Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Urgency:
Expected - Responsive action SHOULD be taken soon (within next hour)
Certainty:
Likely (p > ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Flood Warning

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