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Barbour County OEM / 911
Thursday September 27th, 2018 :: 04:25 a.m. EDT

Advisory

Flood Watch until 12:00AM Friday

The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a

* Flood Watch for portions of southwest Virginia and West Virginia, including the following areas, in southwest Virginia, Buchanan and Dickenson. In West Virginia, Barbour, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Lewis, McDowell, Northwest Fayette, Northwest Nicholas, Northwest Pocahontas, Northwest Raleigh, Northwest Randolph, Northwest Webster, Southeast Fayette, Southeast Nicholas, Southeast Pocahontas, Southeast Raleigh, Southeast Randolph, Southeast Webster, Upshur, and Wyoming.

* Through this evening

* Soils across the area are nearly saturated due to previous rainfall. Additional rain, heavy at times, will develop early this morning, and persist through this evening. Rainfall amounts of two inches or more are possible.

* Flooding of creeks, streams, low lying and poor drainage areas will be possible.

* AFFECTED AREAS: CLAY ... BRAXTON ... MCDOWELL ... NORTHWEST RALEIGH ... WYOMING ... NORTHWEST WEBSTER ... NORTHWEST RANDOLPH ... SOUTHEAST NICHOLAS ... BARBOUR ... SOUTHEAST RALEIGH ... SOUTHEAST WEBSTER ... DICKENSON ... SOUTHEAST POCAHONTAS ... SOUTHEAST RANDOLPH ... SOUTHEAST FAYETTE ... NORTHWEST FAYETTE ... UPSHUR ... BUCHANAN ... NORTHWEST POCAHONTAS ... GILMER ... LEWIS ... NORTHWEST NICHOLAS

Instructions:

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.

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Barbour County OEM / 911
111 Overlook Dr
Philippi, WV 26416

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Non-emergencies: 304-457-5167

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Alert Details

Severity:
Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Urgency:
Future - Responsive action SHOULD be taken in the near future
Certainty:
Possible (p <= ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Flood Watch

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