Flash Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Jackson, MS

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WGUS74 KJAN 170137
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FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON MS
837 PM CDT TUE SEP 16 2014

MSC035-170245-
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FORREST MS-
837 PM CDT TUE SEP 16 2014

...A FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 945 PM CDT FOR
FORREST COUNTY...

AT 836 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TO
INDICATE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING VERY HEAVY RAIN OVER THE WARNED
AREA. ESTIMATED RADAR RAINFALL AMOUNTS...ON THE ORDER OF TWO TO NEAR
FOUR INCHES...HAVE OCCURRED IN THE PAST TWO HOURS. A FEW ROADS HAD
FLOODED IN PETAL WHICH INCLUDED MAIN STREET AND ELIZABETH CIRCLE.

LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO MACEDONIA...
RAWLS SPRINGS...SUNRISE...PETAL AND HATTIESBURG

VERY HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CONTINUE OVER THE WARNED AREA FOR THE NEXT
HOUR. WITH AN ADDITIONAL ONE TO THREE INCHES POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE
DANGERS OF FLOODING. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE WATER
COVERS THE ROAD. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES AND MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO
AREAS WHERE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS
MAKE THE SMART CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

FLOODING IS OCCURRING OR IS IMMINENT. MOST FLOOD RELATED DEATHS OCCUR
IN AUTOMOBILES. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS WATER COVERED BRIDGES...
DIPS...OR LOW WATER CROSSINGS. NEVER TRY TO CROSS A FLOWING STREAM...
EVEN A SMALL ONE...ON FOOT. TO ESCAPE RISING WATER MOVE UP TO HIGHER
GROUND.

&&

LAT...LON 3134 8935 3135 8945 3143 8945 3143 8915
      3105 8914 3105 8934

$$

MRM








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