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Jefferson County HSEM
Sunday September 9th, 2018 :: 01:48 p.m. EDT

Alert

Flood Warning until 08:53PM

Potomac River at Shepherdstown affecting Washington...Berkeley and Jefferson Counties Heavy rain is driving a rise on the Potomac at Shepherdstown that is expected to exceed flood stage there. The National Weather Service in Sterling Va has issued a

* Flood Warning for The Potomac River at Shepherdstown.

* From Monday afternoon until further notice.

* At 12 PM Sunday the stage was 4.6 feet and steady.

* Flood stage is 15.0 feet.

* Minor flooding is forecast.

* Forecast...Rise above flood stage by late tomorrow afternoon and crest near 20.5 feet by mid Tuesday afternoon.

* Impact...At 22.0 feet...Water approaches homes on the West Virginia side of the river near Shepherdstown, and impacts are also observed on the Maryland side, not just to the C&O Canal towpath, but also to roads and structures.

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

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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