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Jefferson County HSEM
Tuesday January 24th, 2017 :: 09:14 a.m. EST

Alert

Flood Warning until 09:42PM

...The flood warning continues for the following rivers in West Virginia... Opequon Creek near Martinsburg affecting Berkeley and Jefferson Counties ...Flood Warning extended until this evening... The Flood Warning continues for The Opequon Creek near Martinsburg.

* Until this evening.

* At 9 AM Tuesday the stage was 10.6 feet.

* Flood stage is 10.0 feet.

* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.

* Recent activity...The maximum river stage in the 24 hours ending at 9 AM Tuesday was 10.6 feet.

* Impact...At 11.0 feet...Water begins to cover backyards of homes on Bowers Road (County Road 1/1). Douglas Grove Road (County Road 9/16) is flooded and impassible. Water also approaches Golf Course Road (County Road 36) and Grapevine Road (County Road 9/14).

* 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 10.6 Tue 9 AM 10.9 8.9 7.5 6.3 &&

* 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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