Flooding reports coming in around the NRV

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Riverview Park, Radford. Photos by Angie Montgomery

Radford Community Garden/Bisset Park. Photos by Angie Montgomery

Elk Creek. Photo by Angel Parks
Independence/ Fries area. Photo by Angel Parks
River’s up near Riner
Near Sportsman campground in Radford. Campers had to move to higher ground, but the ducks were quite happy. Photo by Khasi
Flooding at Bisset Park Tunnel in Radford, Photo by S.L. Hastings.
Flooding at Bisset Park Tunnel in Radford, Photo by S.L. Hastings.

Riverview Campground Flooding
The National Weather Service in BLACKSBURG has issued a Flood Warning for the following areas:
Roanoke County in west central Virginia…
Pulaski County in southwestern Virginia…
The City of Radford in southwestern Virginia…
The City of Salem in west central Virginia…
Floyd County in southwestern Virginia…
The City of Roanoke in west central Virginia…
The City of Martinsville in south central Virginia…
Henry County in south central Virginia…
Franklin County in west central Virginia…
Patrick County in southwestern Virginia…
Montgomery County in southwestern Virginia…

* Until midnight EDT Friday.

* At 1153 AM EDT, Numerous creeks and streams were flooded from a long duration rainfall event. Stream gauges indicate continued flooding on some of the larger streams with several roads closed due to flooding.

In Pulaski County,at 10:30 AM, Peak Creek at Pulaski was at 9.1 feet, but falling. Flood stage is 9 feet.

In Henry County at 10:34 AM, The North Mayo River near Spencer was at 9.1 feet and rising. Flood stage is 8 feet, and moderate flood
stage is 11.0 feet.

In Montgomery County at 11:20 AM, the South Fork of the Roanoke River near Shawsville as at 6.9 feet and rising. Flood stage is 5.0
feet and moderate flood stage is 7.0 feet.

Rainfall over the past 3 days has ranged from 2 to 5 inches with locally higher amounts, in the warned area. An additional one to two
inches is expected.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include…
Roanoke…
Blacksburg…
Salem…
Christiansburg…
Radford…
Martinsville…
and Pulaski.

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.