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Jefferson County HSEM
Tuesday February 12th, 2019 :: 03:41 p.m. EST

Alert

Flood Warning until 08:00PM Wednesday

Opequon Creek near Martinsburg affecting Berkeley and Jefferson Counties. The National Weather Service in Sterling Va has issued a

* Flood Warning for The Opequon Creek near Martinsburg.

* From late tonight until Wednesday evening.

* At 3 PM Tuesday the stage was 6.6 feet and rising.

* Flood stage is 10.0 feet.

* Minor flooding is forecast.

* Forecast...Rise above flood stage by overnight tonight and crest near 10.2 feet by tomorrow morning. The river is expected to fall below flood stage by mid-afternoon Wednesday.

* Impact...At 10.0 feet, floodwaters begin to cover Douglas Grove Road (County Road 9/16) east of Martinsburg. A portion of Bowers Road is also flooded. Low lying areas near the creek begin to flood. Water also begins to cover the stream access point at the Van Metre Ford Pedestrian Bridge.

* Flood history...This crest compares to a previous crest of 11.2 feet on May 6 2017.

* 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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