Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Jackson, MS

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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON MS
717 PM CDT TUE SEP 2 2014

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MADISON MS-
717 PM CDT TUE SEP 2 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSON HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR URBAN AREAS AND SMALL STREAMS IN...
  WEST CENTRAL MADISON COUNTY IN CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI...

* UNTIL 715 AM CDT WEDNESDAY

* AT 715 PM CDT...FLOODING WAS REPORTED IN AND AROUND THE CITY OF
  FLORA. SEVERAL ROADS HAVE BEEN CLOSED IN THE AREA DUE TO FLOODING.
  RADAR ESTIMATES INDICATE 4 TO 6 INCHES OF RAIN FELL IN THE AREA
  EARLIER THIS AFTERNOON. IN SOME AREAS IT MAY TAKE SEVERAL HOURS FOR
  FLOOD WATERS TO SUBSIDE.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE FLORA AND KEARNEY PARK.

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.

BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE
DANGERS OF FLOODING. IF FLOODING IS OBSERVED ACT QUICKLY. MOVE UP TO
HIGHER GROUND TO ESCAPE FLOOD WATERS. DO NOT STAY IN AREAS SUBJECT TO
FLOODING WHEN WATER BEGINS RISING.

&&

LAT...LON 3256 9042 3266 9023 3256 9019 3251 9026
      3250 9038

$$

DL




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