Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
954 PM EDT THU JUL 2 2015

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MAINLAND DARE NC-OUTER BANKS DARE NC-
954 PM EDT THU JUL 2 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEWPORT  HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD ADVISORY FOR MINOR FLOODING IN POOR DRAINAGE AREAS FOR...
  NORTHERN MAINLAND DARE COUNTY IN EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA...
  NORTHWESTERN OUTER BANKS DARE COUNTY IN EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA...

* UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT

* AT 952 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN DUE TO
  THUNDERSTORMS. THIS WILL CAUSE MINOR FLOODING. OVERFLOWING POOR
  DRAINAGE AREAS WILL RESULT IN MINOR FLOODING IN THE ADVISORY AREA.
  TWO TO FOUR INCHES OF RAIN HAVE FALLEN.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  MANTEO...JOCKEYS RIDGE STATE PARK...ROANOKE ISLAND FESTIVAL PARK...
  WRIGHT BROTHERS NATIONAL MONUMENT...WANCHESE AND BODIE ISLAND
  LIGHTHOUSE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

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. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.

A FLOOD ADVISORY MEANS 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 SWIFTLY
FLOWING WATER TO CARRY VEHICLES AWAY.

&&

LAT...LON 3583 7567 3588 7567 3586 7575 3579 7574
      3577 7598 3589 7599 3593 7593 3587 7586
      3593 7591 3592 7582 3597 7586 3596 7595
      3603 7569 3602 7569 3602 7568 3614 7574
      3614 7573 3580 7554

$$
DAG


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