Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Melbourne, FL

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
842 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

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OKEECHOBEE FL-
842 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MELBOURNE HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  CENTRAL OKEECHOBEE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA...

* UNTIL 1030 PM EST

* AT 836 PM EST...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN THAT WILL CAUSE
  MINOR FLOODING ACROSS CENTRAL OKEECHOBEE COUNTY. RADAR ESTIMATES
  SHOW THAT UP TO 5 INCHES OF RAIN HAVE FALLEN ACROSS THE COUNTY
  BETWEEN KISSIMMEE PRAIRIE AND BASINGER. THIS IS PRODUCING MINOR
  FLOODING IN THESE LOCATIONS.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  BASINGER...COUNTY ROAD 68...US 98 AND COUNTY ROAD 700A.

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 3 INCHES ARE EXPECTED OVER THIS
AREA THROUGH LATE THIS EVENING.

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.

A FLOOD ADVISORY MEANS RIVER OR STREAM FLOWS ARE ELEVATED...OR
PONDING OF WATER IS OCCURRING OR IS IMMINENT. 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.

&&

LAT...LON 2730 8100 2730 8102 2734 8105 2735 8103
      2738 8107 2752 8115 2761 8095 2738 8080
      2729 8100

$$

MOSES


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