Issue Date: 1232 PM EDT Tue May 24 2022
...FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 630 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
* WHAT...Small stream flooding caused by excessive rainfall is
* WHERE...A portion of southwest Virginia, including the following
counties, Giles and Pulaski.
* WHEN...Until 630 PM EDT today.
* IMPACTS...Flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying
and flood-prone locations is imminent or occurring. Streams
continue to rise due to excess runoff from earlier rainfall.
Low-water crossings are inundated with water and may not be
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...
- At 1228 PM EDT, Between 2.0 and 4.0 inches of rain fell
across much of the region during the past 24 hours. This has
resulted in excessive runoff of rainfall into area creeks,
streams, and rivers. Minor flooding is occurring along the
Walker Creek at Bane and throughout the region along the
creek and its tributaries. At 1230 PM EDT this afternoon,
Walker Creek at Bane had risen to the flood stage of 11.0
feet and was still rising. The river could rise to 12.0 feet
through the afternoon. Flooding along this portion of the
river and along other sections of the river and its
tributaries will likely continue into the evening hours.
- This includes the following streams and drainages...
Sugar Run, Back Creek, Stony Creek, Sinking Creek, Little
Stony Creek, Racepath Branch, Cecil Branch, New River, Dry
Branch, Little Walker Creek and Broad Hollow Creek.
- Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Pearisburg, Pembroke, Poplar Hill, Bane, Eggleston and
Stay away or be swept away. River banks and culverts can become
unstable and unsafe.
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.
LAT...LON 3721 8082 3738 8068 3733 8060 3723 8066