Tazewell Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Areal Flood Warning
Statement as of 3:22 AM EDT on July 06, 2015

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a

* Flood Warning for...
northeastern Tazewell County in southwestern Virginia...
central Mercer County in southeastern West Virginia...

* until 915 am EDT Monday

* at 313 am EDT... river gauges along the Bluestone river at Falls
Mills indicates rapid rises due to runoff from over four inches of
rain that fell Sunday evening. At 3:00 am EDT... the stage at Falls
Mills was 5.6 feet and rising rapidly. The river is expected to
exceed the flood stage of 8 feet before dawn.

Flood waters are moving down the Bluestone river from Falls Mills
to Spanishburg. Those with interests along the Bluestone river
should closely monitor river levels and be ready to move to higher
ground if flooding is observed.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Most flood deaths occur in automobiles. Never drive your vehicle into
areas where the water covers the roadway. Flood waters are usually
deeper than they appear. Just one foot of flowing water is powerful
enough to sweep vehicles off the Road. When encountering flooded
roads make the smart choice... turn around... dont drown.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding. If flooding is observed act quickly. Move up to
higher ground to escape flood waters. Do not stay in areas subject to
flooding when water begins rising.


Lat... Lon 3726 8145 3733 8133 3754 8102 3751 8098
      3732 8122 3724 8127 3717 8142


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135 am EDT Mon Jul 6 2015

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a

* Flood Warning for small streams in...
north central Tazewell County in southwestern Virginia...
west central Mercer County in southeastern West Virginia...

* until 430 am EDT

* at 129 am EDT... Tazewell County 911 reports water still covering
some roads and in homes in northeast Tazewell County... in and
around Pocahontas and Abbs Valley. Several mudslides are blocking
roads in this region.

While additional heavy rain is not expected... runoff from the over
four inches of rain that fell Sunday night will continue to cause
flooding in this region early this morning. Flood waters should
continue to recede... however.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Pocahontas...
Bramwell...
Pinnacle Rock State Park...
Boissevain...
and Coaldale.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Most flood deaths occur in automobiles. Never drive your vehicle into
areas where the water covers the roadway. Flood waters are usually
deeper than they appear. Just one foot of flowing water is powerful
enough to sweep vehicles off the Road. When encountering flooded
roads make the smart choice... turn around... dont drown.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding. If flooding is observed act quickly. Move up to
higher ground to escape flood waters. Do not stay in areas subject to
flooding when water begins rising.


Lat... Lon 3725 8150 3725 8148 3727 8145 3727 8142
      3732 8139 3732 8137 3733 8137 3739 8133
      3731 8127 3722 8147


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Special Statement
Statement as of 12:07 AM EDT on July 06, 2015

... Areas of dense fog will create difficult driving conditions...

Areas of dense fog have developed due to a wet ground and light
winds. Visibilities have dropped under a quarter of a mile along
some portions of Interstate 77 near Fancy Gap.

Patchy areas of dense fog will persist into the early morning
hours. Motorists are urged to use caution. Be prepared for rapid
changes in visibility and allow plenty of space between vehicles.



1207 am EDT Mon Jul 6 2015

... Areas of dense fog will create difficult driving conditions...

Areas of dense fog have developed due to a wet ground and light
winds. Visibilities have dropped under a quarter of a mile along
some portions of Interstate 77 near Fancy Gap.

Patchy areas of dense fog will persist into the early morning
hours. Motorists are urged to use caution. Be prepared for rapid
changes in visibility and allow plenty of space between vehicles.


1207 am EDT Mon Jul 6 2015

... Areas of dense fog will create difficult driving conditions...

Areas of dense fog have developed due to a wet ground and light
winds. Visibilities have dropped under a quarter of a mile along
some portions of Interstate 77 near Fancy Gap.

Patchy areas of dense fog will persist into the early morning
hours. Motorists are urged to use caution. Be prepared for rapid
changes in visibility and allow plenty of space between vehicles.



Local Storm Report


07/05/2015 0800 PM

1 miles SW of Pocahontas, Tazewell County.

Debris flow, reported by 911 call center.


            Multiple mud slides between Pocahontas and Apps valley
            Road




07/05/2015 0900 PM

ESE Pocahontas, Tazewell County.

Flash flood, reported by 911 call center.


            Laurel Creek flooded about half of downtown Pocahontas




07/05/2015 0900 PM

3 miles WSW of Bluefield, Tazewell County.

Flash flood, reported by 911 call center.


            High water has resulted in multiple Road closures along
            Route 460 between Tazewell and Bluefield.




07/05/2015 0900 PM

1 miles N of Tiptop, Tazewell County.

Flash flood, reported by 911 call center.


            Multiple roads closed due to high water and mud slides.





07/05/2015 0800 PM

1 miles SW of Pocahontas, Tazewell County.

Debris flow, reported by 911 call center.


            Multiple mud slides between Pocahontas and Apps valley
            Road




07/05/2015 0900 PM

ESE Pocahontas, Tazewell County.

Flash flood, reported by 911 call center.


            Laurel Creek flooded about half of downtown Pocahontas




07/05/2015 0900 PM

3 miles WSW of Bluefield, Tazewell County.

Flash flood, reported by 911 call center.


            High water has resulted in multiple Road closures along
            Route 460 between Tazewell and Bluefield.




07/05/2015 0900 PM

1 miles N of Tiptop, Tazewell County.

Flash flood, reported by 911 call center.


            Multiple roads closed due to high water and mud slides.





07/05/2015 0800 PM

1 miles SW of Pocahontas, Tazewell County.

Debris flow, reported by 911 call center.


            Multiple mud slides between Pocahontas and Apps valley
            Road




07/05/2015 0900 PM

ESE Pocahontas, Tazewell County.

Flash flood, reported by 911 call center.


            Laurel Creek flooded about half of downtown Pocahontas




07/05/2015 0900 PM

3 miles WSW of Bluefield, Tazewell County.

Flash flood, reported by 911 call center.


            High water has resulted in multiple Road closures along
            Route 460 between Tazewell and Bluefield.




07/05/2015 0900 PM

1 miles N of Tiptop, Tazewell County.

Flash flood, reported by 911 call center.


            Multiple roads closed due to high water and mud slides.





07/05/2015 0838 PM

5 miles NW of Bluefield, Tazewell County.

Flash flood, reported by trained spotter.


            Spotter reports that Big Branch creek is out of its banks
            along Big Branch Rd.





07/05/2015 0838 PM

5 miles NW of Bluefield, Tazewell County.

Flash flood, reported by trained spotter.


            Spotter reports that Big Branch creek is out of its banks
            along Big Branch Rd.





07/05/2015 0838 PM

5 miles NW of Bluefield, Tazewell County.

Flash flood, reported by trained spotter.


            Spotter reports that Big Branch creek is out of its banks
            along Big Branch Rd.