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Flood Warning for Eastern Washington Co.Extended

By: WTAP Weather Email
By: WTAP Weather Email

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS EXTENDED THE FLOOD WARNING FOR...
EASTERN WASHINGTON COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST OHIO...

* UNTIL 8:15 AM EST MONDAY

* AT 1:54 PM EST RAINFALL TOTALS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES HAVE CAUSED SOME STREAMS TO REACH BANKFULL OR HIGHER. THE HEAVIEST OF THE RAIN MOVED OUT OF THE AREA THIS MORNING...BUT SOME STREAMS WERE STILL RISING AS
OF EARLY THIS AFTERNOON...AND WILL LIKELY REMAIN SWOLLEN THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT TONIGHT. EVEN THOSE THAT HAVE STARTED CRESTING WILL TAKE SOME TIME TO RECEDE.

STREAMS SUCH AS...BUT NOT LIMITED TO...DUCK CREEK AND THE LITTLE MUSKINGUM RIVER...WILL CAUSE OR CONTINUE CAUSING MINOR FLOODING OF ADJACENT ROADS AND OTHER LOW LYING AREAS ALONG THESE STREAMS THROUGH TONIGHT.

A FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR HAS BEEN REPORTED. ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHOULD TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS IMMEDIATELY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL
ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF STREETS AROUND HUNTINGTON. THE HIGHEST THREAT AREAS FOR FLOODING ARE THE RAILROAD VIADUCTS AT 1ST...8TH...10TH...16TH AND 20TH STREETS. IN ADDITION...THE RAILROAD VIADUCT AT 14TH STREET WEST MAY FLOOD.
FLOODING MAY ALSO BE OCCURRING ALONG 5TH AVENUE BETWEEN 24TH AND 25TH STREETS.

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS...HIGHWAYS AND UNDERPASSES. ADDITIONALLY...COUNTRY ROADS AND FARMLANDS ALONG THE BANKS OF CREEKS...STREAMS AND OTHER LOW LYING AREAS ARE SUBJECT TO FLOODING.

PLEASE REPORT HIGH WATER TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BY CALLING TOLL FREE...800-401-9535...WHEN YOU CAN DO SO SAFELY.

YOU MAY ALSO REPORT HIGH WATER BY POSTING YOUR REPORT TO THE CHARLESTON WEST VIRGINIA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FACEBOOK PAGE...OR BY USING THE TWITTER HASHTAG...NWSRLX.

updated 2:15 p.m. Sunday 12-22-13
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...THE FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2:15 PM EST FOR EASTERN WASHINGTON COUNTY...

AT 10:21 AM EST RAIN TOTALS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES HAVE CAUSED SOME STREAMS TO REACH BANKFULL OR HIGHER. THE HEAVIEST OF THE RAIN HAS MOVED OUT OF THE AREA...BUT STREAMS WERE STILL RISING AS OF LATE THIS MORNING...AND WILL LIKELY BE SWOLLEN THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON.

STREAMS SUCH AS...BUT NOT LIMITED TO...DUCK CREEK AND THE LITTLE MUSKINGUM RIVER...WILL CAUSE OR CONTINUE CAUSING MINOR FLOODING OF LOW SPOTS ALONG ADJACENT ROADS THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON.

A FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR HAS BEEN REPORTED. ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHOULD TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS IMMEDIATELY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL
ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS...HIGHWAYS AND UNDERPASSES. ADDITIONALLY...COUNTRY ROADS AND FARMLANDS ALONG THE BANKS OF CREEKS...STREAMS AND OTHER LOW LYING AREAS ARE SUBJECT TO FLOODING.

PLEASE REPORT HIGH WATER TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BY CALLING TOLL FREE...800-401-9535...WHEN YOU CAN DO SO SAFELY.

YOU MAY ALSO REPORT HIGH WATER BY POSTING YOUR REPORT TO THE CHARLESTON WEST VIRGINIA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FACEBOOK PAGE...OR BY USING THE TWITTER HASHTAG...NWSRLX.


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