Flood Statement
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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
119 AM EDT WED SEP 3 2014

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SOMERSET ME-OXFORD ME-FRANKLIN ME-
119 AM EDT WED SEP 3 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAY MAINE HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  SOUTHWESTERN SOMERSET COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL MAINE...
  CENTRAL OXFORD COUNTY IN WESTERN MAINE...
  SOUTHERN FRANKLIN COUNTY IN WESTERN MAINE...

* UNTIL 315 AM EDT

* AT 119 AM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN DUE TO
  THUNDERSTORMS. THIS WILL CAUSE MINOR FLOODING IN THE ADVISORY AREA.
  UP TO TWO INCHES OF RAIN HAVE ALREADY FALLEN.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  FARMINGTON...RUMFORD...MADISON...JAY...DIXFIELD...KINGFIELD...
  CANTON...BINGHAM...ANDOVER...CARRABASSETT VALLEY...WILTON...WELD...
  MEXICO...PHILLIPS...NORRIDGEWOCK...ANSON...CHESTERVILLE...
  CORNVILLE...HARTFORD AND ATHENS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO
AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY
DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL
ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED
ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL
CREEKS AND STREAMS...AS WELL AS FARM AND COUNTRY ROADS. DO NOT
ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL ACROSS FLOODED ROADS. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES.

&&

LAT...LON 4493 6956 4438 7042 4462 7085 4524 7016

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MLE


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