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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA
1252 PM EDT SUN AUG 31 2014

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ALLEGHENY PA-WESTMORELAND PA-
1252 PM EDT SUN AUG 31 2014

...THE FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 215 PM EDT FOR
WESTMORELAND AND ALLEGHENY COUNTIES...

AT 1250 PM EDT...RADAR SHOWED THAT GENERALLY LIGHT RAIN CONTINUES
OVER THE ADVISORY AREA...WITH RAINFALL RATES GENERALLY A TENTH OF AN
INCH PER HOUR OR LESS.  NO SIGNIFICANT FLOODING REPORTS HAVE BEEN
RECEIVED FROM THE ADVISORY AREA AT THIS TIME.  THERE IS STILL THE
POSSIBILITY THAT SHOWERS WITH HEAVIER RAINFALL COULD ARRIVE AT SOME
POINT DURING THE AFTERNOON.  IF THIS THREAT INCREASES...THE FLOOD
ADVISORY COULD BE EXTENDED OR EVEN REPLACED WITH A FLOOD WARNING.

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.

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE ELEVATED LEVELS ON
SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS...AND PONDING OF WATER IN URBAN AREAS...
HIGHWAYS...STREETS AND UNDERPASSES AS WELL AS OTHER POOR DRAINAGE
AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS.

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE ELEVATED LEVELS ON
SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS...AND PONDING OF WATER ON COUNTRY ROADS AND
FARMLAND ALONG THE BANKS OF CREEKS AND STREAMS.

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 4054 7962 4050 7970 4034 8002 4042 8017
      4067 7987 4067 7967

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