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

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FAYETTE PA-
107 AM EDT SAT AUG 23 2014

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

AT 105 AM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TO
INDICATE VERY HEAVY RAIN CAPABLE OF PRODUCING FLASH FLOODING. RADAR
ESTIMATES THAT UP TO 3 INCHES OF RAIN HAVE ALREADY FALLEN JUST TO
THE NORTHEAST OF CHALKHILL. ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF UP TO 2
INCHES CAN BE EXPECTED.

LOCATIONS THAT WILL BE AFFECTED BY THE HEAVY RAIN INCLUDE 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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