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Jefferson County HSEM
Wednesday April 3rd, 2024 :: 10:09 a.m. EDT


Flood Watch until 10:43AM Thursday

...The Flood Watch continues for the following rivers in Maryland... Virginia...West Virginia... Potomac River at Edwards Ferry affecting Northwest Montgomery, Western Loudoun and Eastern Loudoun zones. Potomac River at Point of Rocks affecting Frederick MD and Western Loudoun zones. Opequon Creek near Martinsburg affecting Jefferson and Berkeley Counties. Potomac River at Little Falls affecting Central and Southeast Montgomery and Fairfax Counties. For the Potomac River...including Paw Paw, Hancock, Shepherdstown, Harpers Ferry, Point of Rocks, Edwards Ferry, Little Falls... flooding is possible. For the Opequon Creek...including Martinsburg...flooding is possible.

* WHAT...Flooding is possible.

* WHERE...Opequon Creek near Martinsburg.

* WHEN...From this evening to late tomorrow morning.

* IMPACTS...At 10.0 feet, Floodwaters begin to cover Douglas Grove Road (County Road 9/16) east of Martinsburg. A portion of Bowers Road is also flooded. Low lying areas near the creek begin to flood. Water also begins to cover the stream access point at the Van Metre Ford Pedestrian Bridge.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS... - At 8:30 AM EDT Wednesday the stage was 6.8 feet, or 3.2 feet below flood stage. - Forecast...Flood stage may be reached late this evening. - Flood stage is 10.0 feet. - Please visit for flood safety and preparedness information



If you are in the watch area, remain alert to possible flooding. Residents and those with interests near the river should monitor rising water levels and be prepared for possible flood warnings. Additional information is available at or The next statement will be issued this evening at 615 PM EDT.

Jefferson County HSEM
28 Industrial Blvd
Kearneysville, WV 25430

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Non-emergencies: 304-728-3290

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Alert Details

Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Future - Responsive action SHOULD be taken in the near future
Possible (p <= ~50%)
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Flood Watch

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