Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Wilmington, NC

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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
611 PM EST SUN FEB 7 2016

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PENDER NC-COLUMBUS NC-BRUNSWICK NC-BLADEN NC-NEW HANOVER NC-
611 PM EST SUN FEB 7 2016

...A FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 700 PM EST FOR PENDER...
NORTHEASTERN COLUMBUS...BRUNSWICK...CENTRAL BLADEN AND NEW HANOVER
COUNTIES...

AT 611 PM EST...DOPPLER RADAR AND AUTOMATED RAIN GAUGES INDICATED
VERY HEAVY RAINFALL CONTINUING TO FALL ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. TWO
TO FOUR INCHES OF RAIN HAVE FALLEN...WITH MORE HEAVY RAIN EXPECTED
THIS EVENING.

PORTIONS OF PENDER COUNTY HAVE BEEN UPGRADED TO A FLASH FLOOD
WARNING.

SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
WILMINGTON...LELAND...OAK ISLAND...CAROLINA BEACH...BURGAW...SHALLOTTE...
WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH...KURE BEACH...SURF CITY...HOLDEN BEACH...OCEAN ISLE
BEACH...CASWELL BEACH...BALD HEAD ISLAND...SNOWS CUT...OCEAN CREST PIER...
RICH INLET...YAUPON BEACH...SOUTH MASONBORO ISLAND...FIGURE EIGHT ISLAND
AND NORTH MASONBORO ISLAND.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS...
 INTERSTATE 40 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 388 AND 416.
 INTERSTATE 140  US ROUTE 74 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 403 AND 434.
 US ROUTE 17 IN BRUNSWICK COUNTY BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 11 AND 44.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO
AREAS WHERE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. LOW LYING AREAS LIKE RETENTION
PONDS AND DRAINAGE DITCHES BECOME HIDDEN FROM VIEW WHEN FLOODED.
FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. WHEN ENCOUNTERING
FLOODED ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

PLEASE REPORT FLOODING TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON
AT 800  6 9 7  3901 WHEN YOU CAN DO SO SAFELY.

&&

LAT...LON 3432 7769 3417 7783 3384 7796 3389 7803
      3391 7814 3389 7843 3485 7865 3486 7850
      3455 7825 3472 7811 3472 7768 3448 7758
      3444 7752

$$

JDW


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