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NWS Issues Flood Warning For Georges Creek

December 15th, 2018 by WCBC Radio

The National Weather Service in Sterling Va has issued a flood
warning for the following rivers in Maryland...

Georges Creek at Westernport affecting Allegany County

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Never attempt to drive through a flooded roadway...this is how most
flood deaths result.

Stay tuned to developments by listening to NOAA Weather radio...
television or radio stations...or visit our website at weather.gov.
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Service Baltimore Washington.

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/O.NEW.KLWX.FL.W.0119.181216T0253Z-181217T0817Z/
/WSTM2.1.ER.181216T0253Z.181216T1000Z.181217T0217Z.NO/
1130 AM EST Sat Dec 15 2018

The National Weather Service in Sterling Va has issued a
* Flood Warning for
  The Georges Creek at Westernport.
* From this evening until late Sunday night.
* At 11 AM Saturday the stage was 5.7 feet and rising.
* Flood stage is 8.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...Rise above flood stage by late this evening and crest
  near 8.6 feet by tomorrow morning. The river will fall below flood
  stage by late tomorrow evening.
* Impact...At 9.0 feet...Water begins to overflow out of Georges
  Creek into low-lying areas of the city of Westernport.
* Flood history...This crest compares to a previous crest of 8.1 feet
  on Sep 28 2018.

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