From the WSAZ First Warning Weather Center... The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Morgan County in Kentucky until 1:30 AM...AT 1217 AM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THUNDERSTORMS WITH VERY HEAVY RAINFALL HAVING MOVED ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. ALTHOUGH RAINFALL HAS SINCE COME TO AN END...CONTINUED RUNOFF AND ONGOING FLASH FLOODING WILL BE A CONCERN OVER THE NEXT FEW HOURS. RUNOFF FROM THIS EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLASH FLOODING TO OCCUR. SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLASH FLOODING INCLUDE... CAMPTON...MOUNT STERLING...STANTON...AIREDALE...BEAN...BOOTH... BOWEN...CALABOOSE...CAMARGO...CAT CREEK...CEDAR GROVES...CLAY CITY... CLAY LICK...COONS STATION...CORNWELL...FAGAN...FINCASTLE...FIXER... FURNACE...GATEWOODS STATION...GLENCAIRN...GOSNEYVILLE...GRANNIE... GRASSY LICK...HAYSTACK...HIGH FALLS...JEFFERSONVILLE...JENSON... KLONDIKE AND KNOWLTON. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM PREVIOUS STORMS WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS...HIGHWAYS AND UNDERPASSES. ADDITIONALLY...COUNTRY ROADS AND FARMLANDS ALONG THE BANKS OF CREEKS...STREAMS AND OTHER LOW LYING AREAS ARE ALSO SUBJECT TO FLOODING. BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE DANGERS OF FLOODING. IF FLOODING IS OBSERVED...ACT QUICKLY. DO NOT ENTER THE WATER. TURN AROUND AND MOVE UP TO HIGHER GROUND. DO NOT STAY IN AREAS SUBJECT TO FLOODING WHEN WATER BEGINS RISING. There is also a Flash Flood Warning for the counties of Mingo and Wayne in West Virginia until 12:45 AM... FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR... MINGO COUNTY IN WEST VIRGINIA... THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF WILLIAMSON... SOUTHERN WAYNE COUNTY IN WEST VIRGINIA... UNTIL 1245 AM EDT AT 1039 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED VERY HEAVY RAIN FROM THUNDERSTORMS TRAINING OVER THE WARNED AREA. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF ONE HALF TO ONE INCH IN LESS THAN AN HOUR ARE POSSIBLE IN THE MORE INTENSE STORMS. DUE TO HEAVY RAINS EARLIER THIS EVENING...THESE WILL LIKELY CAUSE FLOODING PROBLEMS. THE STRONG STORMS WILL MOVE OUT OF THE AREA BY AROUND MIDNIGHT. THE STORM PRODUCING VERY HEAVY RAIN WILL OTHERWISE REMAIN OVER MAINLY RURAL AREAS OF THE INDICATED COUNTY. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS...COUNTRY ROADS...AS WELL AS FARMLAND ALONG THE BANKS OF CREEKS AND STREAMS. PLEASE REPORT HIGH WATER TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BY CALLING TOLL FREE...800-401-9535...WHEN YOU CAN DO SO SAFELY. YOU MAY ALSO REPORT HIGH WATER BY POSTING YOUR REPORT TO THE CHARLESTON WEST VIRGINIA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FACEBOOK PAGE...OR BY USING THE TWITTER HASHTAG...NWSRLX. There is also a Flash Flood Warning for the counties of Floyd, Johnson, Martin, Morgan and Pike in Kentucky until 3:00 AM... FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR... EXTREME EAST CENTRAL MORGAN COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY... JOHNSON COUNTY IN NORTHEAST KENTUCKY... MARTIN COUNTY IN NORTHEAST KENTUCKY... NORTH CENTRAL PIKE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY... NORTHERN FLOYD COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY... UNTIL 300 AM EDT SATURDAY AT 849 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THAT TWO TO THREE INCHES OF RAIN HAD FALLEN NEAR THE PRESTONSBURG AREA IN THE PAST HOUR...WITH THREE AND A HALF TO FOUR INCHES OF RAIN ESTIMATED TO HAVE FALLEN SINCE 7 PM EDT. RUNOFF FROM THIS EXCESSIVE RAINFALL AND ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE ENTIRE WARNING AREA WILL CONTINUE TO LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING INTO THE EARLY MORNING HOURS OF SATURDAY. THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAINFALL CONTINUE TO MOVE REPEATEDLY ACROSS THESE SAME LOCATIONS. THIS IS A FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY FOR NORTHERN FLOYD COUNTY. SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...INEZ... PAINTSVILLE...PRESTONSBURG...ALLEN...ALLEN CITY...ALPHORETTA... ALVIN...ANDY...ARKANSAS...AUXIER...BAKER...BAMMER...BARNETTS CREEK...BARNROCK...BAYS BRANCH...BEAUTY...BEAVER JUNCTION... BLAIR...BLUE RIVER...BOBBS...BONANZA...BOONS CAMP...BRADBURY... BRAINARD...BUFFALO...CALF CREEK...CHANDLERVILLE...CHESTNUT...CLIFF AND COALPOINT. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE DANGERS OF FLOODING. IF FLASH FLOODING IS OBSERVED ACT QUICKLY. DO NOT ENTER THE WATER. TURN AROUND AND MOVE UP TO HIGHER GROUND TO ESCAPE FLOOD WATERS. DO NOT STAY IN AREAS SUBJECT TO FLOODING WHEN WATER BEGINS RISING. There is also a Flash Flood Warning for the counties of Floyd, Johnson, Magoffin, Martin, Morgan and Pike in Kentucky until 2:30 AM... FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR... EAST CENTRAL MORGAN COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY... EASTERN KNOTT COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY... EASTERN LETCHER COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY... EASTERN MAGOFFIN COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY... EXTREME SOUTHEASTERN MARTIN COUNTY IN NORTHEAST KENTUCKY... PIKE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY... SOUTHERN FLOYD COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY... WESTERN JOHNSON COUNTY IN NORTHEAST KENTUCKY... UNTIL 230 AM EDT AT 834 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THUNDERSTORMS WITH VERY HEAVY RAINFALL MOVING REPEATEDLY OR EXPECTED TO MOVE REPEATEDLY ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. THESE THUNDERSTORMS WILL PRODUCE TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IN SOME AREAS WITH TWO INCHES OR MORE IN LESS THAN ON HOUR FALLING SOME LOCATIONS ESPECIALLY NEAR THE US 23 CORRIDOR AND MUCH OF FLOYD COUNTY. RUNOFF FROM THIS EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLASH FLOODING TO OCCUR. SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE... BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO...PIKEVILLE...SALYERSVILLE...ADAMSON... ALUBA...ARGO...ASHCAMP...BALLOT...BEAVER...BEEFHIDE... BELCHER...BELFRY...BETSY LAYNE... BETTY...BIGGS...BLUE MOON...BOARD TREE...BOLDMAN...BOLYN...BOSCO...BRADLEY... BRAINARD...BROWNLOW...BUCKHORN HOLLOW...BUCKINGHAM... BURDINE...BURNING FORK...BURTON...BUSKIRK...CANADA AND CARVER. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE DANGERS OF FLOODING. IF FLASH FLOODING IS OBSERVED ACT QUICKLY. DO NOT ENTER THE WATER. TURN AROUND AND MOVE UP TO HIGHER GROUND TO ESCAPE FLOOD WATERS. DO NOT STAY IN AREAS SUBJECT TO FLOODING WHEN WATER BEGINS RISING. DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF FLOOD WATERS. IT ONLY TAKES 6 INCHES OF SWIFTLY FLOWING WATER TO KNOCK A PERSON OFF THEIR FEET AND 2 FEET OF FLOWING WATER TO FLOAT MOST VEHICLES. REMEMBER...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN. There is also a Flash Flood Warning for the counties of Floyd, Johnson, Martin and Pike in Kentucky until 2:00 AM... FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR... JOHNSON COUNTY IN NORTHEAST KENTUCKY... MARTIN COUNTY IN NORTHEAST KENTUCKY... NORTH CENTRAL PIKE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY... NORTHERN FLOYD COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY... UNTIL 200 AM EDT AT 802 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS WITH VERY HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. THESE THUNDERSTORMS ARE PRODUCING TWO INCH PER HOUR OR MORE RAINFALL RATES IN SOME AREAS. RUNOFF FROM THIS EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLASH FLOODING TO OCCUR. SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE... BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO...INEZ...PAINTSVILLE...PRESTONSBURG... ALLEN...ALLEN CITY...ALPHORETTA...ALVIN...ANDY... ARKANSAS...AUXIER...BAKER...BAMMER...BARNETTS CREEK...BARNROCK...BAYS BRANCH...BEAUTY...BEAVER JUNCTION...BLAIR...BLUE RIVER...BOBBS...BONANZA...BOONS CAMP... BRADBURY...BRAINARD...BUFFALO...CALF CREEK...CHANDLERVILLE... CHESTNUT...CLIFF...COALPOINT AND EASTPOINT. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS SAFELY. There is also a Flash Flood Watch for the counties of Boyd, Carter, Greenup and Lawrence in Kentucky, for the counties of Athens, Gallia, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs and Vinton in Ohio and for the counties of Boone, Braxton, Cabell, Calhoun, Clay, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mingo, Nicholas, Putnam, Roane, Wayne, Wirt and Wood in West Virginia until 1:00 AM. Stay tuned or go to WSAZ.com for the latest information.

The Flood Wrap Up

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- If there's good news in any of this severe weather we’ve been experiencing, it's that round =two won't be as widespread.

We've been told for days the high water was coming. For many, the alarm this morning was drowned out by thunder and lightning. It was a wake-up call that many people needed to pro-active, just in case.

Sue Hanshaw’s hoping a little work now, will save a lot more later. She lives in a Huntington neighborhood that is prone to flooding and the water’s high and loud.

Hanshaw said, “When you see it coming, when you see the water coming, you don't have time for anything else, but watch it come. So we're getting it ready now.”

The rain pounded the region this morning, now there’s a threat for round two. Much of the ground's too soggy to hold much water and all day it just kept creeping up.

All of the schools in Putnam County closed early and sent kids home. The challenge with this was getting them some when their parents didn’t answer the phone.


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