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Jefferson County HSEM
Saturday December 15th, 2018 :: 03:05 p.m. EST

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Flood Warning until 11:03PM

Potomac River at Shepherdstown affecting Washington...Berkeley and Jefferson Counties The National Weather Service in Sterling Va has issued a

* Flood Warning for The Potomac River at Shepherdstown.

* From Sunday afternoon until further notice.

* At 2 PM Saturday the stage was 4.3 feet and steady.

* Flood stage is 15.0 feet.

* Moderate flooding is forecast.

* Forecast...Rise above flood stage by mid-afternoon tomorrow and crest near 22.0 feet by early Monday afternoon.

* Impact...At 22.0 feet...Water approaches homes on the West Virginia side of the river near Shepherdstown, and impacts are also observed on the Maryland side, not just to the C&O Canal towpath, but also to roads and structures.

* Flood history...This crest compares to a previous crest of 21.4 feet on Sep 29 2018.

* AFFECTED AREAS: BERKELEY, WV ... JEFFERSON, WV ... WASHINGTON, MD

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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