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WGUS51 KRNK 111322  
FFWRNK  
VAC021-155-173-185-197-750-111915-  
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/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/  
 
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED  
FLASH FLOOD WARNING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA  
922 AM EDT THU OCT 11 2018  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS ISSUED A  
 
* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...  
PULASKI COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA...  
THE CITY OF RADFORD IN SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA...  
SMYTH COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA...  
TAZEWELL COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA...  
BLAND COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA...  
WYTHE COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA...  
 
* UNTIL 315 PM EDT  
 
* AT 916 AM EDT, DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE  
WARNED AREA. ONE TO THREE INCHES OF RAIN HAVE ALREADY FALLEN IN  
THE WARNED AREA SINCE YESTERDAY, LEAVING THE GROUND VERY  
SATURATED. THIS NEW RAINFALL IS ASSOCIATED WITH THE OUTER  
CIRCULATION OF TROPICAL STORM MICHAEL ENCOUNTERING AN APPROACHING  
COLD FRONT FROM THE WEST. THE RAINFALL WILL INCREASE IN INTENSITY  
AND COVERAGE THROUGH THE MORNING AND PERSIST FOR AN EXTENDED  
PERIOD OF TIME.  
 
* FLASH FLOODING WILL BE POSSIBLE INTO THE AFTERNOON AS RAINFALL  
RATES WILL INCREASE OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL HOURS.  
 
* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...  
RADFORD...  
PULASKI...  
WYTHEVILLE...  
BLAND...  
AND MARION.  
 
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 3724 8174 3721 8156 3734 8136 3724 8123  
3730 8098 3727 8101 3715 8085 3724 8061  
3718 8059 3720 8052 3714 8051 3709 8058  
3697 8055 3690 8068 3677 8109 3670 8154  
3663 8162 3693 8183 3696 8178 3714 8190  
 

 
 
JR  
 
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