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Flood Warning EXTENDED in Ohio

By: WTAP Weather Email
By: WTAP Weather Email

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS EXTENDED THE FLOOD WARNING FOR SMALL STREAMS IN...
GREENUP COUNTY IN KENTUCKY...
ATHENS COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST OHIO...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...NELSONVILLE...GLOUSTER...ATHENS...
ALBANY...
GALLIA COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST OHIO...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...RIO GRANDE...GALLIPOLIS...
JACKSON COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST OHIO...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...WELLSTON...OAK HILL...JACKSON...
LAWRENCE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST OHIO...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...PROCTORVILLE...LAKE VESUVIUS...
IRONTON...COAL GROVE...CHESAPEAKE...
MEIGS COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST OHIO...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...RUTLAND...RACINE...
VINTON COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST OHIO...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...MCARTHUR...LAKE HOPE STATE PARK...

* UNTIL 12:15 PM EDT

* AT 9:02 AM EDT ALL THE RAIN HAS ENDED AND STREAMS...CREEKS AND RIVERS ARE IN CREST OR ARE RECEDING. WATER LEVELS ARE STILL HIGH AND FLOODING OF LOW SPOTS AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS WILL CONTINUE THIS
MORNING.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS SAFELY. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.

IN HILLY TERRAIN THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF LOW WATER CROSSINGS WHICH ARE POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS IN HEAVY RAIN. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL ACROSS FLOODED ROADS. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES. IT TAKES ONLY A FEW INCHES OF
SWIFTLY FLOWING WATER TO CARRY VEHICLES AWAY.

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.

Update 5/1/2014 10 a.m.
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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS EXTENDED THE

* FLOOD WARNING FOR URBAN AREAS AND SMALL STREAMS IN...
GREENUP COUNTY IN KENTUCKY...
ATHENS COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST OHIO...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...NELSONVILLE...GLOUSTER...ATHENS...
ALBANY...
GALLIA COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST OHIO...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...RIO GRANDE...GALLIPOLIS...
JACKSON COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST OHIO...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...WELLSTON...OAK HILL...JACKSON...
LAWRENCE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST OHIO...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...PROCTORVILLE...LAKE VESUVIUS...
IRONTON...COAL GROVE...CHESAPEAKE...
MEIGS COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST OHIO...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...RUTLAND...RACINE...
VINTON COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST OHIO...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...MCARTHUR...LAKE HOPE STATE PARK...

* UNTIL 9:15 AM EDT THURSDAY MORNING.

Updated 4/30/2013 10:35 p.m.
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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS EXTENDED THE

* FLOOD WARNING FOR URBAN AREAS AND SMALL STREAMS IN...
GREENUP COUNTY IN KENTUCKY...
ATHENS COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST OHIO...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...NELSONVILLE...GLOUSTER...ATHENS...
ALBANY...
GALLIA COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST OHIO...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...RIO GRANDE...GALLIPOLIS...
JACKSON COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST OHIO...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...WELLSTON...OAK HILL...JACKSON...
LAWRENCE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST OHIO...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...PROCTORVILLE...LAKE VESUVIUS...
IRONTON...COAL GROVE...CHESAPEAKE...
MEIGS COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST OHIO...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...RUTLAND...RACINE...
VINTON COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST OHIO...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...MCARTHUR...LAKE HOPE STATE PARK...

* UNTIL 11:15 PM EDT

* AT 258 PM EDT RAIN FALL AMOUNTS RANGED BETWEEN 2 AND 3 INCHES OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF DAYS. THIS RAIN HAS CAUSED STREAMS...CREEKS AND SMALL RIVERS TO RISE. MORE RAIN IS EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON AND INTO THIS EVENING. THIS RAIN WILL CAUSE ADDITIONAL RUNOFF, WHICH WILL CAUSE SMALL STREAMS AND CREEKS TO COME OUT OF THEIR BANKS
AND SMALL RIVERS TO REACH BANKFULL.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE ELEVATED LEVELS ON SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS...AND PONDING OF WATER IN URBAN AREAS... HIGHWAYS...STREETS AND UNDERPASSES AS WELL AS OTHER POOR DRAINAGE
AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS.

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE ELEVATED LEVELS ON SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS...AND PONDING OF WATER ON COUNTRY ROADS AND FARMLAND ALONG THE BANKS OF CREEKS AND STREAMS.

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS SAFELY. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.

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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