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Barbour County OEM / 911
Thursday September 27th, 2018 :: 05:59 p.m. EDT

Alert

Flood Warning until 12:00AM Friday

The National Weather Service in Charleston West Virginia has issued a

* Flood Warning for... Gilmer County in north central West Virginia... Lewis County in northern West Virginia... Northeastern Braxton County in north central West Virginia... Upshur County in northeastern West Virginia... North central Webster County in northeastern West Virginia...

* Until midnight EDT Friday.

* At 552 PM EDT, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated that moderate to heavy rain was falling over the area. The rain will continue into this evening and tonight. Over an inch of rain has already fallen and an additional inch of rainfall is possible. Flooding is likely to begin shortly.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include... Buckhannon, Weston, Glenville, Audra State Park, Jackson Mill, Stonewall Jackson, Rock Cave, Cedar Creek State Park, Burnsville, Jane Lew, Sand Fork, Alexander, Eden, Cleveland, Alum Bridge, Kanawha Head, Ireland, Overhill, French Creek and Camden.

* AFFECTED AREAS: WEBSTER, WV ... BRAXTON, WV ... UPSHUR, WV ... GILMER, WV ... LEWIS, WV

Instructions:

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding. Please report flooding to your local law enforcement agency when you can do so safely. A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. All interested parties should take necessary precautions immediately. 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.

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

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 304-457-5167

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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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