Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Knoxville/Tri Cities, TN

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN
1118 AM EDT FRI JUL 3 2015

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SEQUATCHIE TN-BLEDSOE TN-HAMILTON TN-MARION TN-
1118 AM EDT FRI JUL 3 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MORRISTOWN HAS ISSUED A

* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  SEQUATCHIE COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...
  SOUTHWESTERN BLEDSOE COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...
  WESTERN HAMILTON COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...
  MARION COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...

* UNTIL 215 PM EDT/115 PM CDT/

* AT 1113 AM EDT /1013 AM CDT/...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATES HEAVY RAIN
  DUE TO THUNDERSTORMS IS MOVING INTO THE ADVISORY AREA. THIS WILL
  CAUSE URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOODING IN THE ADVISORY AREA.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  CHATTANOOGA...DUNLAP...JASPER...SODDY-DAISY...SIGNAL MOUNTAIN...
  SOUTH PITTSBURG...WALDEN...WHITWELL...KIMBALL...MONTEAGLE...
  RIDGESIDE...FAIRMOUNT...RED BANK...POWELLS CROSSROADS...ORME...
  MARTIN SPRINGS...FOSTER FALLS S.P....NEW HOPE...SEQUATCHIE CAVE AND
  HALETOWN (GUILD).

RECENT RAINFALL OVER THE PAST SEVERAL DAYS HAS CAUSED THE GROUND TO
BECOME SATURATED. ADDITIONAL RAINFALL OF 1 TO 2 INCHES IS EXPECTED
OVER THE NEXT FEW HOURS. THIS ADDITIONAL RAIN WILL MAKE MINOR
FLOODING.

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.

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

&&

LAT...LON 3524 8582 3522 8574 3524 8569 3529 8571
      3532 8557 3538 8549 3541 8549 3541 8551
      3543 8554 3549 8554 3553 8560 3554 8556
      3555 8546 3558 8542 3556 8517 3499 8522
      3499 8586 3522 8587

$$

SR


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