Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
813 PM EDT THU JUL 24 2014

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CARTERET NC-
813 PM EDT THU JUL 24 2014

...THE FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 930 PM EDT FOR URBAN
AREAS AND SMALL STREAMS IN CARTERET COUNTY...

AT 811 PM EDT...LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTS THAT FLOODING WAS CONTINUING
IN AND AROUND BEAUFORT. NWS DOPPLER RADAR INDICATES THAT THE
PRECIPITATION WILL END OVER THE WARNING AREA BY AROUND 830 PM EDT.
SIGNIFICANT FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO SUBSIDE BY 930 PM...BUT MINOR
NUISANCE FLOODING MAY PERSIST OVERNIGHT. THERE IS A CHANCE FOR
ADDITIONAL SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.

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.

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.

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE ELEVATED LEVELS ON
SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS...AND PONDING OF WATER IN URBAN AREAS...
HIGHWAYS...STREETS AND UNDERPASSES AS WELL AS OTHER POOR DRAINAGE
AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS.

&&

LAT...LON 3465 7653 3466 7654 3477 7643 3479 7645
      3467 7653 3468 7660 3466 7656 3466 7657
      3468 7687 3471 7677 3472 7677 3472 7684
      3488 7668 3487 7634 3479 7646 3477 7642
      3487 7629 3465 7650

$$

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