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FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA
124 AM EDT SAT AUG 23 2014

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FAYETTE PA-
124 AM EDT SAT AUG 23 2014

...A FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 345 AM EDT FOR
FAYETTE COUNTY...

AT 110 AM EDT...LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS REPORTED FLASH FLOODING
FROM VERY HEAVY RAIN IN DUBAR...STEWART TOWNSHIP NEAR OHIOPYLE...AND
PORTIONS OF PERRY TOWNSHIP. RADAR ESTIMATES THAT OVER 3 INCHES OF
RAIN HAVE ALREADY FALLEN ACROSS A PORTION OF THE WARNED AREA.
ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF UP TO 2 INCHES CAN BE
EXPECTED...PARTICULARLY BETWEEN OHIOPYLE AND CHALKHILL.

LOCATIONS THAT WILL BE AFFECTED BY THE HEAVY RAIN INCLUDE OHIOPYLE...
DUNBAR AND CONNELLSVILLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLASH FLOODING OF
SMALL STREAMS...ROADS AND FARMLAND ALONG THE BANKS OF CREEKS.

BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE
DANGERS OF FLOODING. ACT QUICKLY IF FLASH FLOODING IS OBSERVED. MOVE
TO HIGHER GROUND TO ESCAPE FLOOD WATERS. DO NOT STAY IN AREAS SUBJECT
TO FLOODING WHEN WATER BEGINS RISING.

A FLASH FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLASH FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR
OCCURRING. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND IMMEDIATELY IF YOU ARE IN THE
WARNING AREA. RESIDENTS ALONG STREAMS SHOULD TAKE IMMEDIATE
PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY.

PLEASE REPORT HIGH WATER BY CALLING...412-262-1988...POSTING TO THE
NWS PITTSBURGH FACEBOOK PAGE...OR USING TWITTER @NWSPITTSBURGH.

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LAT...LON 3974 7956 4004 7981 4010 7967 3984 7940

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