FLOOD STATEMENT LITTLE MUSKINGUM RIVER
May 23, 2018
611 AM EDT WED MAY 23 2018 ...A FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 930 AM EDT FOR NORTHEASTERN WASHINGTON COUNTY... At 609 AM EDT, the reporting gauge at Bloomfield on the Little Muskingum River indicated the river was at 18.1 feet and rising. This is approximately 2 feet above bankfull. Expect flooding of immediate areas along the banks. This includes portions of route 26, and other roads that run adjacent to the river. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Please report flooding to your local law enforcement agency when you can do so safely. Please report flooding to the National Weather Service by calling toll free, 800 401 9535, when you can do so safely. You may also report flooding by posting your report to the Charleston West Virginia National Weather Service Facebook Page, or by using the Twitter Hashtag, NWSRLX.