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Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 11:42 PM EDT Sep. 23, 2018 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has extended the

* Flood Warning for...
south central Rockingham County in western Virginia...
east central Augusta County in western Virginia...

* until 700 am EDT Monday.

* At 1137 PM EDT, the stream gauge along the Middle River at
Grottoes reported a value of 13.8 feet, with the river nearing
crest. At 12 feet, fields are flooded along the river and
livestock should be moved to higher ground. Other streams in the
area may be experiencing flooding as well.

* Some locations that may experience flooding include...
Grottoes, Fishersville, Verona, Weyers Cave, New Hope, Port
Republic and Staunton Airport.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

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

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