Weather Alert
Mercer County, WV
Status: Alert Ended
Start: 5/30/23 4:53 AM
End: 5/30/23 7:50 AM
Dur: 02:57
Canceled 5/30/23 7:50 AM

Flood Warning issued May 30 at 4:53AM EDT until May 30 at 11:00AM EDT by NWS Blacksburg VA

* WHAT...
Moderate flooding along the Bluestone River and its tributaries near Spanishburg, WV.

* WHERE...
A portion of southeast West Virginia, including the following county, Mercer.

* WHEN...
Until 1100 AM EDT Tuesday.

Flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations remains imminent or is ongoing as the reuslt of 4-6 inches of rain which fell on Monday across much of the warned area. Streams continue to rise due to excess runoff from earlier rainfall.

- At 447 AM EDT, At 430 AM EDT Tuesday morning, May 30, 2023, the Bluestone River at Spanishburg had reached a stage of 16.5 feet. This is above the moderate flood stage of 15.0 feet. The river is slowly beginning to crest and should remain just below 17.0 feet. Flood stage is 12 ft.
- At 15.0 feet, the Spanishburg Elementary School and Rich Creek Baptist Church may be affected by flood waters. In addition, numerous section of U.S. Route 19 south of Spanishburg may be flooded.
- Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Camp Creek, Spanishburg and Kegley.

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