Alert: Flash Flood Warning issued April 30 at 5:19PM EDT expiring April 30 at 8:15PM EDT by NWS Baltimore MD/Washington DC

Event: Flash Flood Warning
Sender Name: NWS Baltimore MD/Washington DC
Issued: 2014-04-30T17:20:03-04:00
Expires: 2014-04-30T20:15:00-04:00
WEA Text: Flash Flood Warning this area til 8:15 PM EDT. Avoid flood areas. Check local media. -NWS
Description: FFWLWX
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BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
519 PM EDT WED APR 30 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR…
EASTERN ORANGE COUNTY IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA…
CITY OF FAIRFAX IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA…
CITY OF MANASSAS IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA…
EASTERN CULPEPER COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA…
CITY OF MANASSAS PARK IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA…
PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA…
NORTHWESTERN STAFFORD COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA…
SOUTHEASTERN LOUDOUN COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA…
EASTERN FAUQUIER COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA…
WESTERN FAIRFAX COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA…

* UNTIL 815 PM EDT

* AT 514 PM EDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
VERY HEAVY RAIN CAPABLE OF PRODUCING FLASH FLOODING. ADDITIONAL
RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF UP TO 2 INCHES CAN BE EXPECTED.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT ARE AFFECTED BY THE HEAVY RAIN INCLUDE
ARCOLA…ASHBURN…BEALETON…BULL RUN…CENTREVILLE…CHANTILLY…
DULLES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT…HAYMARKET…HERNDON…MERRIFIELD…
OAKTON…RESTON…THE I66 AND I495 INTERCHANGE…TYSONS CORNER…
VIENNA…WARRENTON…WOLF TRAP…BRAMBLETON…BROADLANDS…
MANTUA…PIMMIT HILLS AND SOUTH RIDING.

AT 514 PM EDT…COUNTY OFFICIALS REPORTED NUMEROUS ROADS HAVE BEEN
CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING.

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLASH FLOODING OF
SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS…ROADS AND FARMLAND ALONG THE BANKS OF
CREEKS AND STREAMS.

MOST FLASH FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR
VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE WATER COVERS THE ROAD. FLOODWATER USUALLY IS
DEEPER THAN IT APPEARS. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL
ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. MAKE THE SMART CHOICE WHEN
FLOODED ROADS ARE ENCOUNTERED…TURN AROUND…DONT DROWN.
Link to more Info: http://www.weather.gov
Urgency: Immediate
Severity: Severe
Certainty: Likely
Categories: Met,
Area Description: Fairfax; Prince William; Culpeper; Stafford; Loudoun; Orange; Fauquier; City of Fairfax; City of Manassas Park; City of Manassas

Message Identifier: NWS-130404-884702-620591
CAP MessageType: Alert
Added note: – Flash Flood Warnings warnings