Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Tampa Bay Area, FL

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
247 AM EDT SUN AUG 2 2015

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR COASTAL COUNTIES FROM LEVY
COUNTY SOUTHWARD TO PINELLAS AND HILLSBOROUGH COUNTIES...

.ABUNDANT TROPICAL MOISTURE COMBINED WITH A TROUGH OF LOW
PRESSURE OVER THE REGION WILL SUPPORT WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS THE WATCH AREA THROUGH MONDAY.
AREAS OF PERSISTENT AND EXCESSIVE RAINFALL ARE EXPECTED.
SATURATED SOILS AND THE POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY RAINFALL WILL
INCREASE THE RISK OF AREAL AND STREET FLOODING TODAY THROUGH
MONDAY.

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PINELLAS-COASTAL LEVY-COASTAL CITRUS-COASTAL HERNANDO-
COASTAL PASCO-COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH-INLAND LEVY-INLAND CITRUS-
INLAND HERNANDO-INLAND PASCO-INLAND HILLSBOROUGH-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ST. PETERSBURG...CLEARWATER...LARGO...
CEDAR KEY...YANKEETOWN...CRYSTAL RIVER...HOMOSASSA...
HERNANDO BEACH...BAYPORT...PORT RICHEY...HUDSON...TAMPA...
APOLLO BEACH...WESTCHASE...CHIEFLAND...BRONSON...WILLISTON...
INVERNESS...BROOKSVILLE...SPRING HILL...DADE CITY...ZEPHYRHILLS...
BRANDON...PLANT CITY...SUN CITY CENTER
247 AM EDT SUN AUG 2 2015

...FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON...

THE FLOOD WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR

* PORTIONS OF FL AND WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA...INCLUDING THE
  FOLLOWING IN FL...COASTAL ...CITRUS...COASTAL HERNANDO...
  COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH...COASTAL LEVY...COASTAL PASCO...INLAND
  CITRUS...INLAND HERNANDO...INLAND HILLSBOROUGH...INLAND LEVY
  AND INLAND PASCO. IN WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA...PINELLAS.

* THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON

* THE POTENTIAL FOR EXCESSIVE RAINFALL THROUGH MONDAY WITH
  LOCALIZED ACCUMULATION TOTALS EXCEEDING 6 INCHES.

* SATURATED SOILS AND THE POTENTIAL FOR ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINFALL
  THROUGH MONDAY WILL INCREASE THE RISK OF AREAL AND STREET
  FLOODING. IF POSSIBLE...CLEAR DRAINAGE SYSTEMS OF ANY DEBRIS
  WHICH MAY BECOME CLOGGED IN FLOODING RAINS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT FLOODING IS POSSIBLE DURING THE NEXT
24 TO 36 HOURS. RESIDENTS LIVING IN FLOOD PRONE AREAS SHOULD TAKE
ACTION TO PROTECT PROPERTY.

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