Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Flood Watch
National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC
415 AM EDT Sun Apr 23 2017

...Heavy Rain with Flash Flooding Possible Monday Afternoon
through Early Tuesday Morning...

.A strengthening low pressure system will slowly ride up the
Carolina coastline Monday into Tuesday. Rich tropical Atlantic
and Caribbean moisture will be pulled northward ahead of the low
pressure, with periods of heavy rain leading to a threat of flash
flooding. The heavy rain and flood threat will end Tuesday
morning.

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Greene-Duplin-Lenoir-Jones-Onslow-
Including the cities of Snow Hill, Hookerton, Walstonburg,
Wallace, Warsaw, Kenansville, Beulaville, Faison, Kinston,
La Grange, Pink Hill, Maysville, Pollocksville, Trenton,
Jacksonville, Richlands, Swansboro, and North Topsail Beach
415 AM EDT Sun Apr 23 2017

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
TUESDAY MORNING...

The National Weather Service in Newport/Morehead City has issued
a

* Flash Flood Watch for a portion of eastern North Carolina,
  including the following areas, Duplin, Greene, Jones, Lenoir,
  and Onslow.

* From Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning.

* Rain showers will increase in coverage Monday afternoon and last
  through Monday night. The rain may be heavy at times with
  occasional thunderstorms. The episodes of heavy rain will lead
  to a potential for flash flooding.

* Flash flooding is especially dangerous at night as it is very
  difficult to see the depth of water on roads.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

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