Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
204 PM CDT MON AUG 18 2014

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HARRIS TX-GALVESTON TX-
204 PM CDT MON AUG 18 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LEAGUE CITY  HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  SOUTHEASTERN HARRIS COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST TEXAS...
  NORTHWESTERN GALVESTON COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST TEXAS...

* UNTIL 300 PM CDT

* AT 203 PM CDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN DUE TO
  THUNDERSTORMS. THIS WILL CAUSE MINOR FLOODING IN THE ADVISORY
  AREA. RAINFALL RATES OF 0.80 INCHES EVERY 15 MINUTES...OR OVER 3
  INCHES PER HOUR ARE BEING OBSERVED IN PARTS OF THE ADVISORY AREA.
  RATES THIS HIGH WILL CAUSE STREET FLOODING.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  SOUTHEASTERN PASADENA...LEAGUE CITY...BAYTOWN...NORTHEASTERN
  FRIENDSWOOD...LA PORTE...SEABROOK...WEBSTER...KEMAH...CLEAR LAKE...
  SOUTHEASTERN SOUTH BELT / ELLINGTON...NASSAU BAY...TAYLOR LAKE
  VILLAGE...EL LAGO...SHOREACRES...CLEAR LAKE SHORES...MORGAN`S
  POINT...THE JOHNSON SPACE CENTER AND ELLINGTON FIELD.

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. IT TAKES ONLY A FEW
INCHES OF SWIFTLY FLOWING WATER TO CARRY VEHICLES AWAY.

&&

LAT...LON 2969 9494 2970 9496 2964 9502 2963 9502
      2960 9498 2956 9502 2953 9501 2944 9515
      2959 9520 2971 9494 2968 9493

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