THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS EXTENDED THE
- FLOOD WARNING FOR…
NORTHEASTERN KANAWHA COUNTY WEST VIRGINIA…
SOUTHERN ROANE COUNTY IN WEST VIRGINIA…
NORTHWESTERN CLAY COUNTY IN WEST VIRGINIA…
SOUTHEASTERN JACKSON COUNTY IN WEST VIRGINIA…
- UNTIL 1045 AM EDT.
- AT 617 AM EDT, REPORTS OF HIGH WATER ON ROADWAYS FROM EARLIER HAVE
NOT IMPROVED. THE POCATALICO RIVER IS RUNNING VERY HIGH AND COULD
CAUSE MORE ROAD ISSUES. FLOODING COULD START TO OCCUR OR IS
SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…
CLAY, SISSONVILLE, CLENDENIN, AMMA, WALLBACK, WALTON, LOONEYVILLE,
LEFT HAND, HARMONY, PROCIOUS, TARIFF, KENTUCK AND IVYDALE.
ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 0.5 TO 1 INCH ARE POSSIBLE IN THE
TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD
DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.
UPDATE – 9:10 p.m. Wednesday – WOWK on the scene sending back this photo from the McKown’s Creek Road area showing that cars are passing through one lane but it is still a dangerous area because there are many curves in the road and the road is down to one lane with one lane covered by water. It is best advised to not travel through the area until the water goes down later this evening.
UPDATE – 8:10 p.m. Wednesday – another report of water over U.S. 119 has just come in via NWS Charleston, this time at McKown’s Creek Road making that impassable in both directions. Expect these high water conditions for several more hours.
CHARLESTON, WV – (WOWK) An areal flood warning has been issued for northern Kanawha, southern Roane, southern Jackson and western Clay counties in West Virginia after a day of rain has caused water to rise from streams and creeks and threatens to rise onto some area roads.
There is one report from the National Weather Service of water over U.S. Route 119 in Roane County at Cotton Tree Road which is making that area impassable.
Estimates of rainfall from the 12 hour period of 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Wednesday show as much as an inch and a half of rain in this area while NWS says, adding in rain from the previous day could bring the total to as much as 3 inches.
People are advised to avoid trying to drive into these areas until the water recedes. At night there is no way to tell how deep the water is and it only takes 6 inches to a foot of moving water to sweep you off your feet and 12 inches or more over an area road to float a vehicle away depending on the size.
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