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WGUS51 KRNK 111843  
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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED  
FLASH FLOOD WARNING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA  
243 PM EDT THU OCT 11 2018  
 
...FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY FOR ROANOKE CITY..ROANOKE COUNTY AND THE  
CITY OF SALEM...  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS ISSUED A  
 
* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...  
ROANOKE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL VIRGINIA...  
THE CITY OF SALEM IN WEST CENTRAL VIRGINIA...  
THE CITY OF ROANOKE IN WEST CENTRAL VIRGINIA...  
 
* UNTIL 845 PM EDT THURSDAY  
 
* AT 238 PM EDT, EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT REPORTED EXTREME FLOODING  
ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. UP TO 6 INCHES OF RAIN HAVE ALREADY FALLEN  
IN SOME AREAS WITH NUMEROUS SWIFT WATER RESCUES AND EVACUATIONS.  
 
THIS IS A FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY FOR THE ROANOKE METRO AREA! THIS  
IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION!  
 
* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...  
ROANOKE...  
SALEM...  
VINTON...  
CATAWBA...  
AND BENT MOUNTAIN.  
 
IN ADDITION, THE ROANOKE RIVER AT ROANOKE IS FORECAST TO REACH MAJOR  
FLOOD STAGE LATER TODAY WITH A STAGE OVER 16 FEET.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND NOW. THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND  
LIFE-THREATENING SITUATION. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL UNLESS YOU ARE  
FLEEING AN AREA SUBJECT TO FLOODING OR UNDER AN EVACUATION ORDER.  
 
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 3741 8006 3732 7986 3730 7984 3727 7986  
3723 7984 3721 7988 3716 7991 3714 7996  
3715 8000 3717 8001 3717 8003 3716 8009  
3712 8012 3711 8017 3723 8019 3730 8026  
3734 8026 3738 8020 3738 8015 3742 8007  
 

 
 
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