Flood Statement
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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX
800 PM MDT SUN AUG 2 2015

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EL PASO TX-
800 PM MDT SUN AUG 2 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN EL PASO  HAS ISSUED A

* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  CENTRAL EL PASO COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN TEXAS...

* UNTIL 1100 PM MDT

* AT 758 PM MDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN DUE TO
  THUNDERSTORMS. MUCH OF THIS RAIN IS FALLING OVER AREAS WHICH
  ALREADY RECEIVED RAINFALL EARLIER IN THE AFTERNOON AND THIS WILL
  EXACERBATE RUNOFF AND SUBSEQUENTLY URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOODING
  IN THE ADVISORY AREA. UP TO ONE INCH OF ADDITIONAL RAIN WILL FALL
  WITH THE NEW STORMS.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT MAY EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  MISSION VALLEY...
  EAST EL PASO...
  CENTRAL EL PASO...
  EL PASO...
  FORT BLISS.

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 PONDING OF WATER IN
URBAN AREAS...HIGHWAYS...STREETS AND UNDERPASSES AS WELL AS OTHER
POOR DRAINAGE AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL
ACROSS FLOODED ROADS. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES.

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE
ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS
SAFELY. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.

&&

LAT...LON 3166 10633 3169 10635 3171 10637 3174 10639
      3176 10645 3176 10647 3175 10648 3175 10649
      3176 10651 3192 10639 3180 10618 3161 10630

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