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Flooding possible Thursday through Friday in Henry, Patrick, Franklin counties


HENRY COUNTY – Flooding is possible Thursday night through Friday night in portions of Virginia including Henry, Patrick and Franklin counties. The National Weather Service in Blacksburg issued a Flood Watch and stated the following:

A large low pressure system will pump abundant moisture into the Mid Atlantic region producing widespread moderate to heavy rainfall Thursday night and Friday. The rainfall will not be absorbed well by the already moist ground. Runoff from the rainfall may produce flooding of small stream and creeks Thursday night and Friday, and may result in flooding of rivers and tributaries Thursday night through Saturday.

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • 1 to 3 inches of rain is expected along and east of the central Appalachians Thursday night through late Friday.

  • Flooding of small streams and creeks is possible. Minor flooding is possible along main stem rivers and tributaries, especially in the Roanoke and Dan River basins.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

  • A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts.

  • You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

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