Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Mt. Holly, NJ

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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
137 PM EDT SAT OCT 1 2016

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SUSSEX DE-
137 PM EDT SAT OCT 1 2016

...A FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT SUNDAY FOR
SUSSEX COUNTY...

AT 132 PM EDT...LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AND RIVER GAUGES REPORTED
FLOODING ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. UP TO 13 INCHES OF RAIN FELL ACROSS
THE WARNED AREA SINCE WEDNESDAY. ALTHOUGH LITTLE ADDITIONAL RAIN HAS
FALLEN SINCE FRIDAY...IT WILL TAKE SOME TIME FOR THE FLOOD WATERS TO
RECEDE. THERE WILL BE SOME ADDITIONAL RAIN...MAINLY ALONG COASTAL
AREAS...INTO THIS EVENING. WITH THE GROUND ALREADY SATURATED...ANY
ADDITIONAL RAIN WILL QUICKLY BECOME RUNOFF AND EXACERBATE THE
FLOODING. NUMEROUS ROADS ARE STILL CLOSED AS THEY ARE UNDERWATER...
AND SEVERAL ROADS HAVE COLLAPSED AND WASHED OUT. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO
DRIVE THROUGH FLOODED ROADS AND DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DRIVE AROUND
BARRICADES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR HAS BEEN REPORTED.
STREAM RISES WILL BE SLOW AND FLASH FLOODING IS NOT EXPECTED.
HOWEVER...ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHOULD TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS
IMMEDIATELY.

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO
AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY
DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL
ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED
ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

&&

LAT...LON 3846 7569 3882 7572 3884 7568 3883 7562
      3884 7561 3884 7555 3888 7551 3894 7531
      3881 7514 3880 7508 3845 7505

$$

MPS


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