217  
WGUS51 KRNK 111126  
FFWRNK  
VAC035-077-640-111715-  
/O.NEW.KRNK.FF.W.0117.181011T1126Z-181011T1715Z/  
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/  
 
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED  
FLASH FLOOD WARNING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA  
726 AM EDT THU OCT 11 2018  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS ISSUED A  
 
* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...  
CARROLL COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA...  
THE CITY OF GALAX IN SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA...  
GRAYSON COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA...  
 
* UNTIL 115 PM EDT  
 
* AT 720 AM EDT, DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE  
WARNED AREA. FLASH FLOODING HAS ALREADY BEEN AN ISSUE WITHIN THE  
WARNED AREA DUE TO HEAVY RAIN YESTERDAY. SATURATED GROUND,  
COMBINED WITH ADDITIONAL RAINFALL ASSOCIATED WITH THE OUTER  
CIRCULATION OF TROPICAL STORM MICHEAL WILL LIKELY RESULT IN A  
FLASH FLOODING THREAT FOR SEVERAL HOURS.  
 
* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...  
GALAX...  
HILLSVILLE...  
INDEPENDENCE...  
FRIES...  
AND MOUTH OF WILSON.  
 
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.  
 
WHEN IT IS SAFE TO DO SO, PLEASE SEND YOUR REPORTS OF FLOODING,  
INCLUDING MUDSLIDES OR FLOODED ROADS, TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE  
BY CALLING TOLL FREE AT 1...8 6 6...2 1 5...4 3 2 4. REPORTS AND  
PICTURES CAN ALSO BE SHARED ON THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE  
BLACKSBURG FACEBOOK PAGE AND ON TWITTER.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 3662 8162 3664 8160 3666 8155 3670 8154  
3676 8127 3677 8109 3681 8103 3685 8081  
3690 8068 3693 8063 3670 8045 3665 8049  
3664 8054 3666 8059 3661 8062 3656 8061  
3659 8168  
 

 
 
JR  
 
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