Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Melbourne, FL

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
604 PM EDT FRI JUL 29 2016

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OSCEOLA FL-
604 PM EDT FRI JUL 29 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MELBOURNE HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  SOUTHEASTERN OSCEOLA COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA...

* UNTIL 730 PM EDT

* AT 558 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR SHOWED A LARGE AREA OF THUNDERSTORMS
  WITH TORRENTIAL RAINFALL COVERING THE SOUTHEASTERN PORTION OF
  OSCEOLA COUNTY. THIS WILL CAUSE MINOR FLOODING IN THE ADVISORY
  AREA.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  LAKE KISSIMMEE...LAKE MARIAN...DEER PARK...KENANSVILLE
  AND FOREVER FLORIDA.

* THESE STORMS WILL ALSO CAUSE PONDING OF WATER ON HIGHWAYS...
  WHICH WIL IMPACT DRIVERS ON THE FLORIDA TURNPIKE...U.S.
  HIGHWAY 441...STATE ROAD 60 AND CANOE CREEK ROAD.

* RADAR INDICATES THAT 1 TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN HAS ALREADY FALLEN IN
  SOME LOCATIONS...AND ANOTHER INCH OR TWO 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. TURN AROUND...DON`T DROWN.

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 2803 8106 2816 8103 2824 8086 2782 8087
      2782 8088 2764 8087 2764 8114 2766 8113
      2767 8114 2771 8115 2773 8117 2776 8117
      2782 8121 2792 8122

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