UPDATE: According to NWS’s Charleston, West Virginia office, the flood warning for Buchanan County will now last until 9 p.m. on Monday.


BUCHANAN COUNTY, Va. (WJHL) – The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a flood warning for Buchanan County on Monday, urging those in the area to avoid rising waters.

The flood warning covers Buchanan County in Virginia and McDowell County in West Virginia until 5 p.m.

Flooding of rivers, creeks, streams and other flood-prone locations was likely or occurring as of noon, and several structures were reported to have been flooded as well.

The warning issued by the NWS said law enforcement reported flooding in warned areas with 1.5 to 3 inches of rain around 11 a.m.

Residents in the area are encouraged to “turn around, don’t drown” when encountering flooded roads and to seek higher ground when possible.

This is developing story. Details will be updated as they become available.