Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Melbourne, FL

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
827 PM EDT FRI APR 29 2016

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ORANGE FL-SEMINOLE FL-
827 PM EDT FRI APR 29 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MELBOURNE HAS ISSUED A

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

* UNTIL 930 PM EDT

* AT 823 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN FALLING FROM
  THUNDERSTORMS LOCATED FROM WEKIVA SPRINGS TO MAITLAND AND ORLANDO.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  ORLANDO...ALTAMONTE SPRINGS...MAITLAND AND PINE HILLS.

RADAR INDICATES THAT 1 TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN HAS ALREADY FALLEN IN
SOME LOCATIONS...AND ANOTHER INCH OR SO 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. 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 2874 8138 2859 8138 2852 8142 2852 8151
      2861 8147 2874 8146

$$

CRISTALDI


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