Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Wilmington, NC

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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
917 PM EDT FRI SEP 12 2014

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NEW HANOVER NC-
917 PM EDT FRI SEP 12 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON NC HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR...
  NEW HANOVER COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA

* UNTIL 1215 AM EDT

* AT 915 PM EDT VERY HEAVY RAINFALL WAS OCCURRING ACROSS MUCH OF NEW
HANOVER COUNTY. A CLUSTER OF THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING RAINFALL RATES
OF TWO INCHES PER HOUR WERE NEARLY STATIONARY ACROSS THE AREA...WITH
2 TO 3 INCHES OF RAINFALL EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT HOUR OR TWO. THIS
WILL CREATE WIDESPREAD ROADWAY PONDING...AS WELL AS MINOR FLOODING
OF URBAN AREAS...POOR DRAINAGE AREAS...AND WILL CAUSE DITCHES TO
OVERFLOW ONTO ROADWAYS. TYPICAL FLOOD PRONE AREAS MAY HAVE SEVERAL
INCHES OF WATER ON THEM EVEN AFTER THE RAINFALL SUBSIDES IN THE NEXT
TWO HOURS. ROADWAY FLOODING HAS ALREADY BEEN REPORTED ACROSS NEW
HANOVER COUNTY...WITH MORE LIKELY TONIGHT. MOTORISTS SHOULD USE
EXTREME CAUTION.

A FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR HAS BEEN REPORTED.
FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO BECOME A PROBLEM IN THE WARNED AREA...
ESPECIALLY AT POOR DRAINAGE LOCATIONS ALONG DRAINAGE DITCHES...SMALL
CREEKS...AND LOW SPOTS ALONG ROADWAYS AND FIELDS. FLOODING MAY
PERSIST WELL AFTER THE RAINFALL COMES TO AND END. PEOPLE IN OR NEAR
LOCATIONS SUSCEPTIBLE TO FLOODING SHOULD TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS
IMMEDIATELY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE
DANGERS OF FLOODING. THE WATER DEPTH WILL BE HARD TO DETERMINE ALONG
ROADS...AND THE LOCATION OF THE ADJACENT DRAINAGE DITCHES WILL BE
DIFFICULT TO IDENTIFY. AVOID FLOODED AREAS OR ROADS THAT HAVE BEEN
CLOSED. KEEP A SAFE DISTANCE FROM THE FLOODED BANKS OF STREAMS...
CREEKS AND DITCHES. IF FLOODING IS OBSERVED...TURN AROUND...DONT
DROWN.

&&

PLEASE REPORT ANY FLOODING TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN
WILMINGTON NC...TOLL FREE AT 800-697-3901...WHEN YOU CAN DO SO
SAFELY.

LAT...LON 3414 7784 3401 7789 3400 7792 3401 7794
      3424 7796 3427 7800 3434 7800 3436 7798
      3437 7799 3438 7796 3436 7794 3438 7790
      3437 7788 3439 7782 3438 7780 3435 7780
      3429 7772

$$

WEISS








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