981  
WGUS51 KRLX 041559  
FFWRLX  
WVC017-033-085-095-041900-  
/O.NEW.KRLX.FF.W.0008.210504T1559Z-210504T1900Z/  
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/  
 
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED  
FLASH FLOOD WARNING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON WV  
1159 AM EDT TUE MAY 4 2021  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS ISSUED A  
 
* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...  
DODDRIDGE COUNTY IN NORTHERN WEST VIRGINIA...  
NORTHWESTERN HARRISON COUNTY IN NORTHERN WEST VIRGINIA...  
SOUTHEASTERN TYLER COUNTY IN NORTHERN WEST VIRGINIA...  
EAST CENTRAL RITCHIE COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN WEST VIRGINIA...  
 
* UNTIL 300 PM EDT.  
 
* AT 1159 AM EDT, DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING  
HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. FLASH FLOODING IS ONGOING OR  
EXPECTED TO BEGIN SHORTLY.  
 
HAZARD...FLASH FLOODING CAUSED BY THUNDERSTORMS.  
 
SOURCE...RADAR.  
 
IMPACT...FLASH FLOODING OF SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS, URBAN  
AREAS, HIGHWAYS, STREETS AND UNDERPASSES AS WELL AS  
OTHER POOR DRAINAGE AND LOW-LYING AREAS.  
 
* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLASH FLOODING INCLUDE...  
SALEM, WEST UNION, PULLMAN, SMITHBURG, BLANDVILLE, CANTON, NEW  
MILTON, GROVE, CENTER POINT, GREENWOOD, SEDALIA, BEREA AND WALLACE.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD  
DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.  
 
IN HILLY TERRAIN THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF LOW WATER CROSSINGS WHICH ARE  
POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS IN HEAVY RAIN. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS FLOODED  
ROADS. FIND AN ALTERNATE ROUTE.  
 
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 3915 8110 3924 8095 3934 8085 3947 8065  
3944 8061 3945 8058 3943 8058 3944 8056  
3943 8054 3943 8052 3946 8051 3946 8049  
3947 8049 3945 8039 3911 8079  
 
FLASH FLOOD...RADAR INDICATED  
 

 
 
SL  
 
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