Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Wilmington, NC

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WGUS82 KILM 071807
FLSILM

FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
107 PM EST SUN FEB 7 2016

NCC129-141-071815-
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PENDER NC-NEW HANOVER NC-
107 PM EST SUN FEB 7 2016

...THE FLOOD ADVISORY HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR PENDER AND NEW HANOVER
COUNTIES...

THIS FLOOD ADVISORY HAS BEEN UPGRADED TO A FLOOD WARNING FOR THESE
AREAS.

LAT...LON 3380 7872 3357 7900 3394 7912 3420 7916
      3430 7907 3441 7921 3484 7891 3485 7864
      3389 7839 3389 7841

$$

NCC017-019-047-155-SCC051-072000-
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COLUMBUS NC-BRUNSWICK NC-BLADEN NC-ROBESON NC-HORRY SC-
107 PM EST SUN FEB 7 2016

...THE FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 300 PM EST FOR
COLUMBUS...SOUTHWESTERN BRUNSWICK...WESTERN BLADEN...SOUTHEASTERN
ROBESON AND HORRY COUNTIES...

AT 105 PM EST...DOPPLER RADAR AND AUTOMATED RAIN GAUGES INDICATED
HEAVY RAIN. THIS WILL CAUSE MINOR FLOODING IN THE ADVISORY AREA.
1 TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN HAVE FALLEN.

SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
MYRTLE BEACH...LUMBERTON...CONWAY...NORTH MYRTLE BEACH...WHITEVILLE...
SURFSIDE BEACH...ELIZABETHTOWN...SUNSET BEACH...OCEAN ISLE BEACH...NORTH
MYRTLE BEACH AIRPORT...SPRINGMAID PIER...SOCASTEE...LITTLE RIVER...MYRTLE
BEACH AIRPORT...RED HILL...CHERRY GROVE INLET...GARDEN CITY...IREDELL...
CAROLINA SHORES AND FAIRMONT.

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL OF 1 TO AS MUCH AS 2 INCHES IS EXPECTED OVER THE
AREA. THIS ADDITIONAL RAIN WILL MAKE MINOR FLOODING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO
AREAS WHERE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. LOW LYING AREAS LIKE RETENTION
PONDS AND DRAINAGE DITCHES BECOME HIDDEN FROM VIEW WHEN FLOODED.
FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. WHEN ENCOUNTERING
FLOODED ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

A FLOOD ADVISORY MEANS RIVER OR STREAM FLOWS ARE ELEVATED...OR
PONDING OF WATER IN URBAN OR OTHER AREAS IS OCCURRING OR IS IMMINENT.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL ACROSS FLOODED ROADS. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES.
IT TAKES ONLY A FEW INCHES OF FLOWING WATER TO CARRY VEHICLES AWAY.

&&

LAT...LON 3380 7872 3357 7900 3394 7912 3420 7916
      3430 7907 3441 7921 3484 7891 3485 7864
      3389 7839 3389 7841

$$

JDW



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