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Jefferson County HSEM
Saturday December 15th, 2018 :: 03:25 p.m. EST


Flood Warning until 04:13PM Monday

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 Monday afternoon.

* At 3 PM Saturday the stage was 6.0 feet and rising.

* Flood stage is 10.0 feet.

* Moderate flooding is forecast.

* Forecast...Rise above flood stage by overnight tonight and crest near 12.5 feet by early tomorrow afternoon. The river will fall below flood stage by late Monday morning.

* Impact...At 12.5 feet...The creek is well out of its banks with lowlands nearby flooded. Golf Course Road /County Road 36/ is flooded near the Van Metre Ford Pedestrian Bridge. Fields and backyards near the creek are flooded and some residents may need to move items to higher ground. Several other roads are flooded, including Grapevine Road, Douglas Grove Road, and Paynes Ford Road. Backwater flooding is occurring on small tributaries, including Tuscarora Creek.

* Flood history...This crest compares to a previous crest of 12.9 feet on Sep 10 2018.



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 You can also find us on Facebook by searching U.S. National Weather Service Baltimore Washington.

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Jefferson County HSEM
28 Industrial Boulevard #101
Kearneysville, WV 25430

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Alert Details

Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Expected - Responsive action SHOULD be taken soon (within next hour)
Likely (p > ~50%)
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Flood Warning

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