Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Melbourne, FL

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
651 PM EDT SAT OCT 1 2016

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ORANGE FL-SEMINOLE FL-OSCEOLA FL-
651 PM EDT SAT OCT 1 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MELBOURNE HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  WESTERN ORANGE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA...
  WESTERN SEMINOLE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA...
  NORTHWESTERN OSCEOLA COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA...

* UNTIL 845 PM EDT

* AT 650 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN DUE TO
  THUNDERSTORMS. THIS WILL CAUSE MINOR FLOODING IN THE ADVISORY AREA.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  ORLANDO...KISSIMMEE...SANFORD...APOPKA AND ALTAMONTE SPRINGS.

RADAR INDICATES THAT 1 TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN HAS ALREADY FALLEN IN
SOME LOCATIONS...AND ANOTHER INCH OR TWO WILL BE POSSIBLE BEFORE THE
RAIN TAPERS OFF.

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 2872 8154 2879 8147 2879 8142 2883 8142
      2888 8136 2887 8136 2886 8135 2885 8136
      2883 8132 2883 8123 2879 8119 2826 8143
      2826 8165 2838 8165

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CRISTALDI



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