Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Melbourne, FL

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
446 PM EDT SUN AUG 21 2016

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ST. LUCIE FL-OKEECHOBEE FL-
446 PM EDT SUN AUG 21 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MELBOURNE HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  RURAL SOUTHWESTERN ST. LUCIE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA...
  SOUTHERN OKEECHOBEE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA...

* UNTIL 615 PM EDT

* AT 445 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN FALLING DUE TO
  STATIONARY THUNDERSTORMS IN THE ADVISORY AREA.

RADAR INDICATES THAT A LITTLE OVER ONE INCH HAS ALREADY FALLEN IN
SOME LOCATIONS...AND ANOTHER INCH OR TWO WILL BE POSSIBLE BEFORE THE
RAIN TAPERS OFF.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  TREASURE ISLAND...OKEECHOBEE...TAYLOR CREEK...
  FOUR SEASONS ESTATES AND COUNTRY HILLS ESTATES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD ADVISORY MEANS HEAVY RAINFALL IS CAUSING OR IS LIKELY TO
CAUSE PONDING OF WATER IN URBAN AREAS AND ELEVATE RIVER OR STREAM
FLOWS. MINOR FLOODING MAY CAUSE TEMPORARY LANE OR ROAD CLOSURES...
BUT THE THREAT OF WATER ENTERING HOMES AND BUSINESSES IS LOW.

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE TEMPORARY FLOODING
OF URBAN AREAS...SUCH AS HIGHWAYS...STREETS AND INTERSECTIONS AS
WELL AS POOR DRAINAGE AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS.

MOTORISTS SHOULD DEACTIVATE CRUISE CONTROL AND SLOW DOWN IN HEAVY
RAINFALL TO REDUCE THE RISK OF HYDROPLANING. LEAVE SAFE DISTANCE
BETWEEN OTHER VEHICLES. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE
THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO
ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS SAFELY. TURN AROUND...DON`T DROWN.

STATE LAW REQUIRES HEADLIGHTS TO BE TURNED ON WHEN WINDSHIELD WIPERS
ARE IN USE.

TO REPORT FLOODING...HAVE THE NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY RELAY
YOUR REPORT TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE.


LAT...LON 2716 8071 2721 8079 2720 8083 2714 8087
      2717 8088 2717 8091 2719 8091 2720 8094
      2722 8095 2722 8097 2723 8099 2726 8100
      2730 8100 2730 8103 2732 8103 2737 8091
      2737 8063 2721 8062 2721 8068 2713 8068

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CRISTALDI


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