918  
WGUS81 KRLX 240326  
FLSRLX  
 
FLOOD STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON WV  
1026 PM EST TUE JAN 23 2018  
 
OHC115-241015-  
/O.CON.KRLX.FA.W.0010.000000T0000Z-180124T1015Z/  
/00000.0.IJ.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/  
MORGAN OH-  
1026 PM EST TUE JAN 23 2018  
 
...A FLOOD WARNING FOR AN ICE JAM REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 515 AM EST  
WEDNESDAY FOR CENTRAL MORGAN COUNTY...  
 
AT 1023 PM EST, EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT REPORTED MINOR FLOODING, DUE  
TO AN ICE JAM ALONG THE MUSKINGUM RIVER, BETWEEN STOCKPORT AND  
MCCONNELSVILLE. MINOR FLOODING HAS BEEN REPORTED ALONG SYCAMORE  
LANE, HANWOOD DRIVE, AND COTTONWOOD DRIVE. ICE JAM FLOODING CAN LEAD  
TO QUICK CHANGES IN WATER LEVELS AS JAMS FORM AND BREAK UP. THOSE IN  
THE FLOOD WARNING AREA SHOULD CLOSELY MONITOR RIVER CONDITIONS, AND  
BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION IF FLOOD WATERS ENCROACH. STAY AWAY FROM  
RIVER BANKS DUE TO THE UNPREDICTABLE NATURE OF ICE JAM FLOODING. IN  
ADDITION, DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS. BE ESPECIALLY  
CAUTIOUS IF TRAVELING TONIGHT ON ROADS ALONG THE MUSKINGUM RIVER, AS  
WATER COVERED ROADWAYS CAN BE DIFFICULT TO DETECT.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD  
DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.  
 
BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE  
DANGERS OF FLOODING.  
 
PLEASE REPORT SEVERE WEATHER TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BY  
CALLING TOLL FREE, 800 401 9535, WHEN YOU CAN DO SO SAFELY.  
 
YOU MAY ALSO REPORT SEVERE WEATHER BY POSTING YOUR REPORT TO THE  
CHARLESTON WEST VIRGINIA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FACEBOOK PAGE, OR  
BY USING THE TWITTER HASHTAG, NWSRLX.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 3966 8186 3962 8183 3960 8181 3959 8179  
3957 8178 3956 8177 3955 8178 3955 8180  
3956 8179 3958 8180 3960 8183 3963 8185  
3965 8187  
 

 
 
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