Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Tampa Bay Area, FL

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA / RUSKIN FL
810 PM EDT FRI MAY 22 2015

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POLK FL-
810 PM EDT FRI MAY 22 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RUSKIN HAS ISSUED A

* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  SOUTH CENTRAL POLK COUNTY IN CENTRAL FLORIDA...

* UNTIL 1015 PM EDT

* AT 809 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN DUE TO
  THUNDERSTORMS. THIS WILL CAUSE URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOODING IN
  THE ADVISORY AREA.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  WINTER HAVEN...HAINES CITY...LAKE WALES...LAKE ALFRED...CROOKED
  LAKE PARK...DUNDEE...FROSTPROOF...LAKE HAMILTON...HILLCREST
  HEIGHTS...HIGHLAND PARK...LAKE WALES MUNICIPAL AIRPORT...WAVERLY...
  CYPRESS GARDENS...BABSON PARK AND WAHNETA.

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.

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LAT...LON 2771 8168 2812 8175 2812 8157 2773 8148

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