586  
WWUS81 KRLX 131733  
SPSRLX  
 
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON WV  
1233 PM EST THU FEB 13 2020  
 
KYZ101-OHZ083-086-087-132015-  
GREENUP-JACKSON-GALLIA-LAWRENCE-  
1233 PM EST THU FEB 13 2020  
   
.. HIGH WATER ON SYMMES CREEK AND TYGARTS CREEK
 
 
PREVIOUS RAINS HAVE CAUSED SYMMES CREEK IN OHIO AND TYGARTS CREEK IN  
KENTUCKY TO RISE.  
 
AT 11:45 AM EST, THE STAGE ON TYGARTS CREEK NEAR LOAD WAS 15.18  
FEET. THE ESTIMATED FLOOD STAGE IS 20 FEET. ACTION STAGE IS 15 FEET.  
THE CREEK IS EXPECTED TO CREST THIS AFTERNOON. AT STAGES BETWEEN 15  
AND 20 FEET, LOW AREAS ALONG STATE ROUTE 7 AND COUNTY ROUTE 2070  
START TO FLOOD. THE COUNTRY STORE IN LOAD AND SOME HOMES NEAR  
TYGARTS CREEK START TO FLOOD.  
 
AT 12:00 PM EST, THE STAGE AT AID ON SYMMES CREEK WAS 17.70 FEET.  
THE ESTIMATED FLOOD STAGE IS 19 FEET. ACTION STAGE IS 17 FEET. THE  
CREEK IS EXPECTED TO CREST THIS AFTERNOON. AT STAGES NEAR 17.5 FEET,  
THE INTERSECTION OF STATE ROUTE 217 AND STATE ROUTE 378 AT LINNVILLE  
BEGINS TO FLOOD.  
 
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.  
 
LAT...LON 3873 8303 3876 8290 3858 8284 3860 8274  
3868 8276 3868 8270 3885 8265 3885 8267  
3893 8246 3868 8243 3868 8236 3859 8236  
3858 8229 3844 8233 3840 8257 3850 8267  
3838 8283 3839 8297 3851 8317  
TIME...MOT...LOC 1720Z 240DEG 49KT 3858 8290  
 

 
 
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