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FLOOD WATCH...UPDATED  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN  
301 PM EST SAT FEB 17 2018  
   
..MODERATE TO LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN MAY CAUSE FLOODING
 
 
.MODERATE TO LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CONTINUE OVER EAST  
TENNESSEE AND SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS  
EVENING. RAIN AMOUNTS WILL BE GREATEST IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA AND  
THE NORTHERN CUMBERLAND PLATEAU, WHERE BETWEEN 1 AND 1 1/2 INCHES  
OF RAIN IS EXPECTED. WITH THE GROUND HAVING BEEN SATURATED BY  
RECENT RAINFALL, THIS ADDITIONAL RAIN MAY CAUSE FLOODING OF CREEKS  
AND STREAMS, AS WELL AS LOW LYING AREAS.  
 
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SCOTT TN-CAMPBELL-CLAIBORNE-HANCOCK-LEE-WISE-SCOTT-RUSSELL-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF ONEIDA, LA FOLLETTE, TAZEWELL,  
SNEEDVILLE, JONESVILLE, WISE, NORTON, GATE CITY, AND LEBANON  
301 PM EST SAT FEB 17 2018  
   
..FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST THIS EVENING
 
 
THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR  
 
* PORTIONS OF EAST TENNESSEE AND SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA, INCLUDING  
THE FOLLOWING AREAS, IN EAST TENNESSEE, CAMPBELL, CLAIBORNE,  
HANCOCK, AND SCOTT TN. IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA, LEE, RUSSELL,  
SCOTT, AND WISE.  
 
* UNTIL 10 PM EST THIS EVENING  
 
* RAIN AMOUNTS THROUGH THIS EVENING BETWEEN 1 INCH AND 1 1/2  
INCHES ARE EXPECTED. WITH THE GROUND BEING NEARLY SATURATED  
FROM RECENT RAINFALL, EXCESSIVE RUNOFF MAY PRODUCE FLOODING OF  
LOW LYING AREAS, STREET FLOODING, AND STREAM AND RIVER  
FLOODING.  
 
* PEOPLE IN THE WATCH AREA SHOULD BE AWARE OF THE THREAT OF  
HEAVY RAINFALL. AVOID LOW LYING AREAS...AND BE CAREFUL WHEN  
APPROACHING HIGHWAY DIPS AND UNDERPASSES. IF YOU COME TO A  
CLOSED OR FLOODED ROAD...TURN AROUND! DON'T DROWN!  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR HEAVY  
RAIN...WHICH MAY LEAD TO FLOODING IN AND NEAR THE WATCH AREA. BE  
ALERT FOR RISING WATER OR WATER OVER ROADWAYS. KEEP INFORMED...  
AND BE READY FOR ACTION IF FLOODING IS OBSERVED OR IF A FLOOD  
WARNING IS ISSUED. IF YOU COME TO A CLOSED OR FLOODED ROAD...TURN  
AROUND! DON'T DROWN!  
 

 
 

 
 
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