Blackwater River Flood Update

May 2nd, 2014 at 5:36 pm by under Weather

The Blackwater River just to the north of Franklin is approaching its crest this evening. The latest measurement I have seen was at 11.09ft (taken at 5:30pm) The river will crest at 11.3ft this evening which is above flood stage of 10.8ft.

Blackwater River Forecast

Blackwater River Forecast

Warning Information:

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE BLACKWATER RIVER ABOVE FRANKLIN
* UNTIL SATURDAY EVENING...OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED.
* AT 02:45 PM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 11.0 FEET
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 10.8 FEET
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING TO NEAR 11.3 FEET BY THIS
  EVENING. THE RIVER WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE TOMORROW AFTERNOON.
* AT 11.8 FEET...A PORTION OF ROUTE 611 IN SOUTH HAMPTON COUNTY...
  JOYNERS BRIDGE ROAD...IS INNUNDATED. A PORTION OF ROUTE 619...IN
  ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY...IS FLOODED.
THIS RIVER LEVEL IS COMPARABLE TO A PREVIOUS CREST OF 11.4 FEET ON
APR 25 2008.

Remember, if you see a flooded roadway, turn around and don’t drown. A foot of moving water can move a car off of a roadway which could create a dangerous situation. The river will decrease in height late tonight and tomorrow.

 

Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson

 

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