403  
WGUS41 KRLX 290007  
FLWRLX  
 
BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
FLOOD WARNING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON WV  
807 PM EDT SUN MAR 28 2021  
 
...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON WV HAS ISSUED A FLOOD  
WARNING FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN KENTUCKY...WEST VIRGINIA...  
 
TUG FORK RIVER AT WILLIAMSON AFFECTING PIKE, MINGO AND MARTIN  
COUNTIES.  
 
.THE TUG FORK CONTINUES TO RISE DUE TO HEAVY RAIN SATURDAY NIGHT  
INTO SUNDAY. THE HEAVY RAIN HAS LONG SINCE ENDED.  
 
FOR THE TUG FORK RIVER...MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.  
 
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.  
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/RLX.  
 
THE NEXT STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED BY 500 AM EDT EARLY MONDAY MORNING.  
 

 
 
KYC159-195-WVC059-290900-  
/O.NEW.KRLX.FL.W.0022.210329T0414Z-210329T0900Z/  
/WILW2.1.ER.210329T0414Z.210329T0600Z.210329T0752Z.NO/  
807 PM EDT SUN MAR 28 2021  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS ISSUED A  
 
* FLOOD WARNING FOR  
THE TUG FORK RIVER AT WILLIAMSON.  
* FOR LATE TONIGHT.  
* AT 7:00 PM EDT SUNDAY THE STAGE WAS 25.6 FEET.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 27.0 FEET.  
* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.  
* FORECAST...THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE JUST  
AFTER MIDNIGHT TONIGHT, TO A CREST OF 27.5 FEET BY 2 AM OVERNIGHT.  
IT WILL THEN FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE BY 5 AM EARLY MONDAY MORNING.  
* IMPACT...AT 27.0 FEET, ROUTE 612 NEAR TURKEY CREEK IN SOUTH  
WILLIAMSON FLOODS. ALSO, BOTH THE HARVEY AND VINSON STREET WATER  
PUMPS ARE ENGAGED. AT 28.0 FEET, THE WATER TREATMENT PLANT FLOOD  
GATE IN WILLIAMSON IS CLOSED.  
* FLOOD HISTORY...THIS CREST COMPARES TO A PREVIOUS CREST OF 27.3  
FEET ON 03/03/1934.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 3766 8220 3757 8229 3775 8244 3775 8227  
 

 
 
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