691  
WGUS41 KRNK 180019  
FLWRNK  
 
BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
FLOOD WARNING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA  
819 PM EDT MON SEP 17 2018  
 
NCC171-180215-  
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/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/  
SURRY NC-  
819 PM EDT MON SEP 17 2018  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS ISSUED A  
 
* FLOOD WARNING FOR...  
SURRY COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN NORTH CAROLINA...  
 
* UNTIL 1015 PM EDT  
 
* AT 818 PM EDT, DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THAT AN AREA OF HEAVY  
RAIN THAT WILL TRACK ACROSS THE COUNTY DURING THE NEXT HOUR OR  
SO AND LIKELY RENEW FLOODING IN THE COUNTY AS THE GROUND IS  
VERY SATURATED FROM RECENT HEAVY RAINFALL. FLOODING OF LOW-LYING  
NORMALLY FLOOD PRONE, AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS IS LIKELY.  
 
* SOME LOCATIONS THAT MAY EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...  
MOUNT AIRY...  
ELKIN...  
FAIRVIEW...  
FLAT ROCK...  
AND DOBSON.  
 
THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING STREAMS AND DRAINAGES...  
PINCH GUT CREEK...  
CADDLE CREEK...  
WOOD FORK...  
MITCHELL RIVER...  
AND SAGE CREEK.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE  
DANGERS OF FLOODING.  
 
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 3633 8087 3640 8097 3642 8096 3645 8098  
3650 8093 3656 8090 3655 8044 3624 8045  
3626 8047 3626 8053 3629 8054 3627 8060  
3629 8063 3628 8063 3625 8067 3627 8068  
3627 8078 3625 8080 3625 8081 3624 8087  
 

 
 
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