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Jefferson County HSEM
Wednesday April 3rd, 2024 :: 03:23 p.m. EDT


Flood Warning until 10:31AM Thursday

...The National Weather Service in Baltimore MD/Washington DC has issued a Flood Warning for the following rivers in West Virginia... Opequon Creek near Martinsburg affecting Jefferson and Berkeley Counties. For the Opequon Creek...including Martinsburg...Minor flooding is forecast.

* WHAT...Minor flooding is forecast.

* 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. At 11.0 feet, Water begins to cover backyards of homes on Bowers Road (County Road 1/1). Douglas Grove Road (County Road 9/16) is flooded and impassible. Water also approaches Golf Course Road (County Road 36) and Grapevine Road (County Road 9/14).

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS... - At 2:30 PM EDT Wednesday the stage was 8.0 feet, or 2.0 feet below flood stage. - Bankfull stage is 9.0 feet. - Forecast...The river is expected to rise above flood stage late this evening to a crest of 10.5 feet just after midnight tonight. It will then fall below flood stage late tonight. - Flood stage is 10.0 feet. - Flood History...This crest compares to a previous crest of 10.5 feet on 02/23/2003. - Please visit for flood safety and preparedness information



Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Additional information is available at or The next statement will be issued late tonight at 330 AM EDT.

Jefferson County HSEM
28 Industrial Blvd
Kearneysville, WV 25430

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Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Expected - Responsive action SHOULD be taken soon (within next hour)
Likely (p > ~50%)
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Flood Warning

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