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Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 6:30 AM EDT May. 20, 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 am EDT Monday

* at 630 am EDT, the river gauge along the Chickahominy river near
Providence Forge reported a stage of 10.0 feet and is slowly
rising. Flooding begins at 10.0 feet. Farther upstream, river
levels remain elevated due to recent heavy rain.

* 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.

Flood waters are moving down the Chickahominy river from around
Mechanicsville to near Providence Forge. The main areas impacted
will be low-lying areas near the river, including secondary roads
near bridges and boat ramps.

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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1008 PM EDT Sat may 19 2018

... The Flood Warning has been extended until late Monday night...
the Flood Warning continues for
the James River at Richmond Westham
* until late Monday night... or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 09:30 PM Saturday the stage was 13.7 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 15.2 feet by
tomorrow morning. The river will fall below flood stage Monday
evening.
* At 15.0 feet... begin moderate flooding. Residences near gage
threatened with some driveways under one to one and a half feet of
water.
This river level is comparable to a previous crest of 13.6 feet on
Apr 18 2018.


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1008 PM EDT Sat may 19 2018

The Flood Warning continues for the James River at Richmond locks
* until Monday afternoon... or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 08:54 PM Saturday the stage was 8.9 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring.
* Flood stage is 8.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 10.5 feet by
late Sunday morning. The river will fall below flood stage Monday
morning.
* At 11.0 feet... water is entering dock street.
This river level is comparable to a previous crest of 8.7 feet on Apr
18 2018.


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