Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Raleigh/Durham, NC

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
253 PM EDT MON AUG 24 2015

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RICHMOND NC-
253 PM EDT MON AUG 24 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RALEIGH HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  CENTRAL RICHMOND COUNTY IN CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA...

* UNTIL 445 PM EDT

* AT 252 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN DUE TO
  THUNDERSTORMS. THIS WILL CAUSE MINOR FLOODING IN THE ADVISORY
  AREA. UP TO TWO INCHES OF RAIN HAVE ALREADY FALLEN. ADDITIONAL
  RAINFALL OF ONE TO TWO INCHES IS EXPECTED OVER THE AREA.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  ROCKINGHAM...HAMLET...ELLERBE...DOBBINS HEIGHTS...EAST
  ROCKINGHAM...DERBY AND SANDHILLS GAME LAND.

RAINFALL OF 2-3 INCHES PER HOUR WILL FLOOD HIGHWAY 177...AT RICHMOND
COUNTY SPEEDWAY. FLOODING IS RESULT OF LARGE PARKING AREA WITH HIGH
RUN-OFF JUST WEST OF HIGHWAY 177.

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 FLOODING OF SMALL
CREEKS AND STREAMS...AS WELL AS FARM AND COUNTRY ROADS. DO NOT
ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL ACROSS FLOODED ROADS. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES.

&&

LAT...LON 3513 7988 3515 7965 3499 7957 3498 7958
      3498 7957 3496 7959 3493 7958 3493 7957
      3491 7956 3489 7979

$$

KDS



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