Flood Advisory issued for Roanoke region
The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a* Flood Advisory for... Southwestern Bedford County in south central Virginia... Southeastern Craig County in southwestern Virginia... Southwestern Botetourt County in west central Virginia... Northern Franklin County in west central Virginia... Roanoke County in west central Virginia... The City of Roanoke in west central Virginia... The City of Salem in west central Virginia...* Until 1215 AM EDT.* At 910 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms. Minor flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly in the advisory area. Between 0.5 and 1.5 inches of rain have fallen.* Some locations that will experience flooding include... Roanoke... Salem... Vinton... Troutville... Boones Mill... Stewartsville... Bent Mountain...This includes the following streams and drainages... Blackwater River, Back Creek and Big Bear Rock Branch.Additional rainfall amounts of 0.5 to 1 inch are expected over thearea. This additional rain will result in minor flooding.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize thedangers of flooding.When it is safe to do so, please send your reports of flooding,including mudslides or flooded roads, to the National WeatherService by calling toll free at 1...8 6 6...2 1 5...4 3 2 4. Reportsand pictures can also be shared on the National Weather ServiceBlacksburg Facebook page and on Twitter.
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