Flood warning issued for area

The National Weather Service in BLACKSBURG has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for...
  Pulaski County in southwestern Virginia...
  The City of Radford in southwestern Virginia...
  Smyth County in southwestern Virginia...
  Tazewell County in southwestern Virginia...
  Bland County in southwestern Virginia...
  Wythe County in southwestern Virginia...

* Until 315 PM EDT

* Doppler radar indicates heavy rain across the
  warned area. One to three inches of rain have already fallen in
  the warned area since yesterday, leaving the ground very
  saturated. This new rainfall is associated with the outer
  circulation of Tropical Storm Michael encountering an approaching
  cold front from the west. The rainfall will increase in intensity
  and coverage and persist for an extended
  period of time.

* Flash flooding will be possible into the afternoon as rainfall
  rates will increase over the next several hours.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
  Radford...
  Pulaski...
  Wytheville...
  Bland...
  and Marion.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are
potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to cross flooded
roads. Find an alternate route.

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.
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