FLOOD WARNING: Middle Fork of Mud River at Flood Stage

Weather

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A

  • FLOOD WARNING FOR…
    NORTH CENTRAL LINCOLN COUNTY IN WEST VIRGINIA…
  • UNTIL 400 PM EDT.
  • AT 1010 AM EDT, FLOODING WAS OCCURRING ALONG THE MIDDLE FORK MUD
    RIVER AND ASSOCIATED NEARBY TRIBUTARIES. AT 9:50 AM EDT, THE LEVEL
    OF THE MIDDLE FORK MUD RIVER NEAR GRIFFITHSVILLE WAS AT 12.23
    FEET. FLOOD STAGE IS 12.0 FEET. THE RIVER IS CURRENTLY CRESTING
    AND SHOULD GRADUALLY FALL THIS AFTERNOON. AT 12.0 FEET, FIELDS AND
    LOW AREAS ALONG THE MIDDLE FORK MUD RIVER BOTH UPSTREAM AND
    DOWNSTREAM ARE FLOODED. FLOODING WILL LIKELY PERSIST ALONG
    DOWNSTREAM LOW LYING AREAS INTO THE AFTERNOON.

SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…
HAMLIN, SWEETLAND, MYRA, GRIFFITHSVILLE AND YAWKEY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD
DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.

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