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FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY DECLARED IN BAYARD, WV

June 30th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY FOR THE TOWN OF BAYARD...

The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for...
  Northwestern Grant County in eastern West Virginia...

* Until 630 AM EDT.

* At 332 AM EDT, emergency management reported flash flooding
  occurring along the North Branch Potomac River in Bayard,
  resulting in evacuations. Total rainfall between 4 to 5 inches
  has been observed, with additional rainfall up to 1 inch possible.

* THIS IS A FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY FOR THE TOWN OF BAYARD! This is a
  PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION. SEEK HIGHER GROUND NOW!

* Some locations that will experience flash flooding include...
  Bayard, Gorman, Wilson and Gormania.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Move to higher ground now. This is an extremely dangerous and
life-threatening situation. Do not attempt to travel unless you are
fleeing an area subject to flooding or under an evacuation order.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.

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