Flood Statement
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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
1039 PM EST SUN JAN 18 2015

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SOMERSET ME-OXFORD ME-YORK ME-CUMBERLAND ME-SAGADAHOC ME-FRANKLIN ME-
KENNEBEC ME-ANDROSCOGGIN ME-CARROLL NH-ROCKINGHAM NH-HILLSBOROUGH NH-
GRAFTON NH-MERRIMACK NH-COOS NH-BELKNAP NH-STRAFFORD NH-
1039 PM EST SUN JAN 18 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAY MAINE HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  SOUTH CENTRAL SOMERSET COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL MAINE...
  OXFORD COUNTY IN WESTERN MAINE...
  YORK COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN MAINE...
  CUMBERLAND COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN MAINE...
  NORTHWESTERN SAGADAHOC COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL MAINE...
  SOUTHERN FRANKLIN COUNTY IN WESTERN MAINE...
  WESTERN KENNEBEC COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL MAINE...
  ANDROSCOGGIN COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN MAINE...
  CARROLL COUNTY IN NORTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE...
  ROCKINGHAM COUNTY IN SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE...
  CENTRAL HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY IN SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE...
  SOUTHEASTERN GRAFTON COUNTY IN NORTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE...
  MERRIMACK COUNTY IN CENTRAL NEW HAMPSHIRE...
  SOUTHEASTERN COOS COUNTY IN NORTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE...
  BELKNAP COUNTY IN CENTRAL NEW HAMPSHIRE...
  STRAFFORD COUNTY IN CENTRAL NEW HAMPSHIRE...

* UNTIL 130 AM EST

* AT 1036 PM EST...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN THAT
  WILL CAUSE AREAS OF MINOR FLOODING IN THE ADVISORY AREA.
  GENERALLY MINOR URBAN AND POOR DRAINAGE FLOODING IS EXPECTED
  ESPECIALLY IN AREAS WHERE SNOW AND ICE CLOGS STORM DRAINS.
  THE HEAVIEST RAIN WILL MOVE OUT OF THE AREA BY 1130 ACROSS
  SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE...AND SOUTHERN MAINE BY 1 AM. SIGNIFICANT
  RISES IN SOME SMALL STREAMS WILL BE POSSIBLE AS WELL. UP TO AN
  INCH OF RAIN IS POSSIBLE.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  NASHUA...PORTLAND...CONCORD...LEWISTON...DERRY...ROCHESTER...
  MERRIMACK...SOUTH PORTLAND...AUBURN...BIDDEFORD...PORTSMOUTH...
  WESTERN BRUNSWICK...LACONIA...WESTBROOK...HAMPTON...EXETER...
  CONWAY...BERLIN...KITTERY AND FRANKLIN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE PONDING OF WATER IN
URBAN AREAS...HIGHWAYS...STREETS AND UNDERPASSES AS WELL AS OTHER
POOR DRAINAGE AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL
ACROSS FLOODED ROADS. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES. IT TAKES ONLY A FEW
INCHES OF SWIFTLY FLOWING WATER TO CARRY VEHICLES AWAY.

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL
CREEKS AND STREAMS...AS WELL AS FARM AND COUNTRY ROADS. DO NOT
ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL ACROSS FLOODED ROADS. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES.

&&

LAT...LON 4273 7166 4367 7190 4367 7173 4454 7126
      4540 6973 4374 7001 4375 7002 4372 7003
      4385 7008 4372 7010 4371 7009 4363 7026
      4366 7018 4365 7018 4362 7021 4362 7010
      4332 7057 4287 7082

$$

MLE



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