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Jefferson County HSEM
Tuesday January 24th, 2017 :: 04:31 a.m. EST

Alert

Flood Warning until 01:00PM

...The National Weather Service in Sterling Va has issued a flood warning for the following rivers in West Virginia... 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 this morning until this afternoon.

* At 4 AM Tuesday the stage was 9.8 feet and rising.

* Flood stage is 10.0 feet.

* Minor flooding is forecast.

* Forecast...Rise above flood stage by this morning and crest near 10.0 feet by this morning. The river will fall below flood stage by this morning.

* 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 Stone Bridge.

* Flood history...This crest compares to a previous crest of 10.8 feet on Feb 4 2016. && River Flood Observed 1PM 7PM 1AM 7AM Crest Location Stage Stg Day Time Tue Tue Wed Wed Stg Day Time Opequon Creek Martinsburg 10.0 9.8 Tue 4 AM 8.9 7.0 5.7 4.8 &&

* AFFECTED AREAS: BERKELEY ... JEFFERSON

Instructions:

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:
Moderate - Possible 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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