Flood Statement
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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA / RUSKIN FL
1216 PM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

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DESOTO FL-SARASOTA FL-CHARLOTTE FL-HARDEE FL-LEE FL-MANATEE FL-
1216 PM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RUSKIN HAS ISSUED A

* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  WESTERN DESOTO COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL FLORIDA...
  SARASOTA COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA...
  CHARLOTTE COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN FLORIDA...
  SOUTHWESTERN HARDEE COUNTY IN CENTRAL FLORIDA...
  NORTHWESTERN LEE COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN FLORIDA...
  MANATEE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA...

* UNTIL 215 PM EDT

* AT 1214 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN DUE TO SLOW
  MOVING THUNDERSTORMS THAT ARE MOVING SOUTHWARD. THIS WILL CAUSE
  URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOODING IN THE ADVISORY AREA. OVER THREE
  INCHES OF RAIN HAVE ALREADY FALLEN IN SOME AREAS.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  NORTH PORT...SARASOTA...BRADENTON...PUNTA GORDA...PALMETTO...ARCADIA...
  PORT CHARLOTTE...ANNA MARIA...RIDGE WOOD HEIGHTS...BABCOCK RANCH...
  KENSINGTON PARK...SAINT ARMANDS KEY...WEST BRADENTON...MEMPHIS...
  CHARLOTTE COUNTY AIRPORT...MYAKKA CITY...MYAKKA RIVER STATE PARK...
  SOUTH BRADENTON...WEST SAMOSET AND BABCOCK WEBB WMA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL
CREEKS AND STREAMS...URBAN AREAS...HIGHWAYS...STREETS AND UNDERPASSES AS
WELL AS OTHER DRAINAGE AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS.

STAY AWAY OR BE SWEPT AWAY. DRAINAGE DITCHES AND CULVERTS CAN BECOME
UNSTABLE AND UNSAFE.

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LAT...LON 2757 8199 2678 8160 2678 8230 2757 8280

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