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Greenbrier County Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Saturday May 4th, 2019 :: 01:05 p.m. EDT

Advisory

Flash Flood Watch until 05:00AM Sunday

Showers and thunderstorms are expected to move across the watch area late this afternoon and tonight. Their heavy rain falling in a short period of time could yield flash flooding, especially considering some parts of this area have already received decent rains over the past 48 hours. The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of southwest Virginia and southeast West Virginia, including the following areas, in southwest Virginia, Smyth and Tazewell. In southeast West Virginia, Eastern Greenbrier, Mercer, Monroe, Summers, and Western Greenbrier.

* From 5 PM EDT this afternoon through late tonight

* Showers and storms are expected to produce heavy rain in localized areas over a short period of time, potentially resulting in flash flooding.

* Creeks and streams may overrun their banks, potentially impacting life and property. Several inches deep of flowing water may make travel hazardous for motorists, especially in naturally low lying areas and in areas of sloped terrain.

* AFFECTED AREAS: WESTERN GREENBRIER ... MONROE ... MERCER ... TAZEWELL ... SMYTH ... EASTERN GREENBRIER ... SUMMERS

Instructions:

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. Remember...TURN AROUND...DON'T DROWN! You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

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Address/Location
Greenbrier County Homeland Security and Emergency Management
171 Arbuckle Ln
Maxwelton, WV 24957

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 304-645-5444

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Alert Details

Severity:
Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Urgency:
Future - Responsive action SHOULD be taken in the near future
Certainty:
Possible (p <= ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Flash Flood Watch

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