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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA
718 PM EDT SUN MAY 31 2015

PAC085-010245-
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MERCER PA-
718 PM EDT SUN MAY 31 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PITTSBURGH HAS EXTENDED THE

* FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  MERCER COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA...

* UNTIL 1045 PM EDT

* AT 718 PM EDT...LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTED THAT ROUTE 18 IN
  SUGAR GROVE TOWNSHIP AND ROUTE 58 BETWEEN DEPOT AND SCIPIO IN
  JAMESTOWN BORO ARE BOTH CLOSED. OVER 2 INCHES OF RAIN HAS ALREADY
  FALLEN IN NORTHWESTERN PORTIONS OF THE COUNTY. ALTHOUGH RAIN HAS
  COME TO AN END...RUNOFF FROM THE EARLIER RAINFALL WILL CONTINUE TO
  CAUSE MINOR FLOODING.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  HERMITAGE...SHARON...GROVE CITY...SHARPSVILLE...GREENVILLE...
  FARRELL...MERCER...STONEBORO...WEST MIDDLESEX...SANDY LAKE...
  CLARK...WHEATLAND...JAMESTOWN...FREDONIA...JACKSON CENTER...NEW
  LEBANON...SHEAKLEYVILLE AND MAURICE K GODDARD STATE PARK.

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.

PLEASE REPORT FLOODING BY CALLING 412-262-1988...POSTING TO THE
NWS PITTSBURGH FACEBOOK PAGE...OR USING TWITTER AT NWSPITTSBURGH.
&&

LAT...LON 4148 8013 4149 8000 4117 8000 4107 8010
      4111 8015 4112 8026 4113 8026 4113 8052
      4149 8052 4149 8043

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