Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Wakefield, VA

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
1141 PM EDT FRI AUG 1 2014

VAC093-175-620-800-020500-
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SOUTHAMPTON VA-CITY OF SUFFOLK VA-ISLE OF WIGHT VA-
CITY OF FRANKLIN VA-
1141 PM EDT FRI AUG 1 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WAKEFIELD HAS ISSUED AN

* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR HEAVY RAINFALL AND MINOR
  FLOODING IN...
  CITY OF FRANKLIN IN SOUTHEAST VIRGINIA...
  EASTERN SOUTHAMPTON COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST VIRGINIA...
  ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST VIRGINIA...
  WESTERN CITY OF SUFFOLK IN SOUTHEAST VIRGINIA...

* UNTIL 100 AM EDT

* AT 1137 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
  AN AREA OF HEAVY RAINFALL OVER CITY OF FRANKLIN...ISLE OF WIGHT...
  WESTERN CITY OF SUFFOLK AND EASTERN SOUTHAMPTON COUNTIES. DOPPLER
  RADAR ESTIMATED THAT ONE TO TWO INCHES OF RAINFALL HAS FALLEN IN
  THE LAST 30 MINUTES WITH ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF ANOTHER
  INCH OR TWO POSSIBLE BEFORE TAPERING OFF TO LIGHT RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.

* RUNOFF FROM THIS HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE MINOR FLOODING TO
  OCCUR...ESPECIALLY ALONG SMALL STREAMS...IN LOW LYING AREAS...AND
  AREAS OF POOR DRAINAGE. SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE MINOR
  FLOODING INCLUDE...FRANKLIN...HOLLAND...SMITHFIELD...WINDSOR...
  CARRSVILLE...HUNTERDALE...ISLE OF WIGHT...IVOR...KINGS FORK...
  SEDLEY...WHALEYVILLE AND ZUNI.

* A SPOTTER IN FRANKLIN REPORTED NEARLY TWO INCHES OF RAIN SINCE 11
PM.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM THIS STORM WILL CAUSE MINOR FLOODING OF SMALL
CREEKS AND STREAMS...URBAN AREAS...HIGHWAYS...STREETS AND UNDERPASSES
AS WELL AS OTHER DRAINAGE AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS.

BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE
DANGERS OF FLOODING. IF FLOODING IS OBSERVED ACT QUICKLY. DO NOT
DRIVE THROUGH AREAS WHERE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY.

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE
ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS
SAFELY. TURN AROUND...DO NOT DROWN.

PLEASE REPORT FLOODING TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BY CALLING...
1...7 5 7...8 9 9...2 4 1 5 OR NOTIFY YOUR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT
AGENCY.

&&

LAT...LON 3654 7708 3692 7700 3701 7682 3703 7659
      3678 7658 3656 7661

$$

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