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Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 5:59 AM EDT May. 22, 2018 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Wakefield has extended the

* Flood Warning for small streams in...
north central Charles City County in east central Virginia...
southwestern New Kent County in east central Virginia...
northeastern Henrico County in central Virginia...
south central Hanover County in central Virginia...

* until 645 PM EDT Tuesday

* at 555 am EDT, water levels have crested on the Chickahominy
river, but flooding continues especially in Providence Forge with
many roadways still closed. The gauge at Providence Forge was
reporting a level of 10.1 feet, just slightly above the flood
stage of 10.0 feet. Conditions are expected to slowly improve
through today, but drivers are encouraged to avoid flooded
roadways and heed all Road closed signs.


* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Roxbury, Highland Springs, Mechanicsville, Providence Forge,
bottoms bridge, East Highland Park, Glen Allen, chamberlayne,
Mountcastle and Orapax Farms.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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

A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. All
interested parties should take necessary precautions immediately.


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