Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
629 PM EDT THU JUL 24 2014

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CARTERET NC-
629 PM EDT THU JUL 24 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEWPORT HAS EXTENDED THE

* FLOOD WARNING FOR URBAN AREAS AND SMALL STREAMS IN...
  CARTERET COUNTY IN EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA...
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...MOREHEAD CITY...BEAUFORT...

* UNTIL 930 PM EDT

* THROUGH 800 PM EDT...THUNDERSTORMS WITH LOCALLY HEAVY DOWNPOURS
WILL MOVE ACROSS CARTERET COUNTY...PRODUCING ADDITIONAL RAINFALL
AMOUNTS UP TO 2 INCHES. FLOODING WILL CONTINUE...ESPECIALLY IN
BEAUFORT AND MOREHEAD CITY...AND MAY WORSEN IN SOME AREAS WITH HIGH
TIDE OCCURRING AROUND 700 PM EDT.

BASED ON LATEST RADAR TRENDS...THUNDERSTORMS WILL DIMINISH FROM WEST
TO EAST ACROSS THE AREA AFTER 800 PM EDT...AND THE FLOODING SHOULD
ABATE BY LATE EVENING.

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.

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE ELEVATED LEVELS ON
SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS...AND PONDING OF WATER IN URBAN AREAS...
HIGHWAYS...STREETS AND UNDERPASSES AS WELL AS OTHER POOR DRAINAGE
AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS.

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE ELEVATED LEVELS ON
SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS...AND PONDING OF WATER ON COUNTRY ROADS AND
FARMLAND ALONG THE BANKS OF CREEKS AND STREAMS.

&&

LAT...LON 3465 7653 3466 7654 3477 7643 3479 7645
      3467 7653 3468 7660 3466 7656 3466 7657
      3468 7687 3471 7677 3472 7677 3472 7684
      3488 7668 3487 7634 3479 7646 3477 7642
      3487 7629 3465 7650

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