Flash Flood Warning Roanoke/Salem

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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTEDFlash Flood WarningNational Weather Service BLACKSBURG VA533 PM EDT SAT SEP 22 2018

The National Weather Service in BLACKSBURG has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for...Roanoke County in west central Virginia...The City of Salem in west central Virginia...The City of Roanoke in west central Virginia...West central Bedford County in south central Virginia...Southern Botetourt County in west central Virginia...Northwestern Franklin County in west central Virginia...

* Until 830 PM EDT

* At 531 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated slow-moving andredeveloping thunderstorms in central and eastern Roanoke County.As much as one and a half inches has fallen according to Dopplerradar estimates in western Roanoke County. Flash flooding isexpected to begin shortly as storms produce torrential rain.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...Roanoke...Salem...Vinton...Stewartsville...and Bent Mountain.

Additional rainfall amounts of up to 2 inches are possible in thewarned area.

This includes The following Locations The Salem Fairgrounds andRoanoke Regional Airport.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of smallcreeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses aswell as other drainage areas and low lying spots.

When it is safe to do so, please send your reports of flooding,including mudslides or flooded roads, to the National Weather Serviceby calling toll free at 1...8 6 6...2 1 5...4 3 2 4. Reports andpictures can also be shared on the National Weather ServiceBlacksburg Facebook page and on Twitter.

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