Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Melbourne, FL

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
444 PM EDT FRI AUG 1 2014

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OSCEOLA-BREVARD-
444 PM EDT FRI AUG 1 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MELBOURNE HAS ISSUED AN

* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...

  CENTRAL BREVARD COUNTY IN FLORIDA...
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...SHARPES...PORT SAINT JOHN...LONE
  CABBAGE FISH CAMP...COCOA...
  NORTHEASTERN OSCEOLA COUNTY IN FLORIDA...

* UNTIL 615 PM EDT.

* AT 441 PM EDT...WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED VERY HEAVY
RAIN FALLING ALONG INTERSTATE 95 FROM THE BEACH LINE TO STATE ROAD
520...AND EXTENDING ACROSS LAKE POINSETT...LAKE WINDER AND THE LONE
CABBAGE FISH CAMP

RADAR INDICATES THAT BETWEEN ONE TO TWO AND HALF INCHES OF RAIN HAS
ALREADY FALLEN IN SOME LOCATIONS...AND ANOTHER INCH OR TWO WILL BE
POSSIBLE BEFORE THE RAIN TAPERS OFF.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD ADVISORY MEANS HEAVY RAINFALL IS CAUSING OR IS LIKELY TO
CAUSE PONDING OF WATER IN URBAN AREAS AND ELEVATE RIVER OR STREAM
FLOWS. MINOR FLOODING MAY CAUSE TEMPORARY LANE OR ROAD CLOSURES...
BUT THE THREAT OF WATER ENTERING HOMES AND BUSINESSES IS LOW.

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE TEMPORARY FLOODING
OF URBAN AREAS...SUCH AS HIGHWAYS...STREETS AND INTERSECTIONS AS
WELL AS POOR DRAINAGE AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS.

MOTORISTS SHOULD DEACTIVATE CRUISE CONTROL AND SLOW DOWN IN HEAVY
RAINFALL TO REDUCE THE RISK OF HYDROPLANING. LEAVE SAFE DISTANCE
BETWEEN OTHER VEHICLES. 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. STATE LAW REQUIRES HEADLIGHTS TO BE
TURNED ON WHEN WINDSHIELD WIPERS ARE IN USE.

TO REPORT FLOODING...HAVE THE NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY RELAY
YOUR REPORT TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE.


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LAT...LON 2839 8072 2839 8073 2837 8072 2816 8076
      2819 8094 2835 8091 2835 8086 2842 8089
      2852 8087 2850 8077 2841 8074 2850 8074
      2850 8070

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