Local Alerts

The Flood Warning continues for
the Kanawha River At Charleston South Side Bridge.
* until this afternoon...or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 4 AM Friday the stage was 28.6 feet and rising at a slower rate now.
* Minor Flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 30 feet.
* Forecast...rise to near flood stage early this morning. The crest may creep slightly higher during the morning. The river will start recedingthis afternoon.
* At stages near 29 feet the railroad underpass near the Route 119 and McCorkle Avenue intersection begins to flood. Flooding becomes moreextensive around Iowa Street and 5th Avenue from backwater along Kanawha Two Mile.
* At stages near 30 feet...Bigley Avenue at Magazine Branch begins to flood.
* The last time the Kanawha River reached its flood stage at Charleston was back on November 20 in 2003. It crested at 30 feet then.