...FLOOD WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 1045 PM EDT THIS EVENING... * WHAT...Flooding caused by excessive rainfall continues. * WHERE...Portions of southwest Virginia and southeast West Virginia, including the following counties, in southwest Virginia, Bland and Tazewell. In southeast West Virginia, Mercer. * WHEN...Until 1045 PM EDT. * IMPACTS...Flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations is imminent or occurring. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS... - At 827 PM EDT, local law enforcement reported heavy rain in the warned area due to thunderstorms. Flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly. - This includes the following streams and drainages... Blacklick Creek, Bluestone River, Brush Creek, Big Spring Branch, Bratton Branch and Beaver Branch. - Some locations that will experience flooding include... Bluefield, Princeton, Rocky Gap, Camp Creek, Pocahontas and Bramwell. - http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. 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. &&
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