Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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WGUS82 KMHX 182311
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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
711 PM EDT MON AUG 18 2014

NCC031-049-182345-
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CRAVEN NC-CARTERET NC-
711 PM EDT MON AUG 18 2014

...THE URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL
745 PM EDT FOR CARTERET AND CRAVEN COUNTIES...

AT 708 PM EDT RADAR INDICATED THAT INITIAL BATCH OF STORMS HAVE
MOVED EAST OF THE AREA. HOWEVER...ADDITIONAL HEAVY SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS WITH TORRENTIAL DOWNPOURS WERE REDEVELOPING FROM
BEAUFORT WEST AND NORTHWEST ACROSS MOREHEAD CITY...NEWPORT AND NEAR
HAVELOCK. THIS ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAIN WILL LEAD TO POOR DRAINAGE
FLOODING IN LOW LYING AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF AROUND 1 INCH ARE POSSIBLE IN THE
WARNED AREA.

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 ELEVATED LEVELS ON
SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS...AND PONDING OF WATER IN URBAN AREAS...
HIGHWAYS...STREETS AND UNDERPASSES AS WELL AS OTHER POOR DRAINAGE
AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS.

TO REPORT FLOODING...HAVE THE NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY RELAY
YOUR REPORT TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE.

&&

LAT...LON 3470 7699 3496 7691 3495 7686 3494 7685
      3495 7682 3492 7677 3494 7672 3493 7652
      3476 7649 3475 7650 3474 7649 3473 7649
      3472 7674 3472 7688

$$

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