Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Sterling, VA

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
916 PM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

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CALVERT MD-
916 PM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR...
  NORTHWESTERN CALVERT COUNTY IN SOUTHERN MARYLAND...

* UNTIL 1215 AM EDT

* AT 915 PM EDT...TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS REPORTED HEAVY RAIN IN
  NORTH BEACH AND CHESAPEAKE BEACH DUE TO THUNDERSTORMS. THE HEAVY
  RAIN IS CAUSING FLOODING. UP TO TWO INCHES OF RAIN HAVE ALREADY
  FALLEN.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT MAY EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE... CHESAPEAKE
  BEACH...NORTH BEATCH...HUNTINGTOWN...AQUASCO...SUNDERLAND AND
  LOWER MARLBORO.

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 3861 7667 3862 7668 3864 7669 3865 7669
      3866 7668 3867 7662 3871 7653 3868 7653
      3863 7652

$$

BJL



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