Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Tampa Bay Area, FL

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA / RUSKIN FL
321 PM EDT WED MAY 20 2015

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DESOTO FL-CHARLOTTE FL-SARASOTA FL-
321 PM EDT WED MAY 20 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RUSKIN HAS ISSUED A

* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR POOR DRAINAGE AREAS
  FOR...
  SOUTHWESTERN DESOTO COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL FLORIDA...
  NORTH CENTRAL CHARLOTTE COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN FLORIDA...
  EAST CENTRAL SARASOTA COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA...

* UNTIL 515 PM EDT

* AT 320 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN DUE TO
  THUNDERSTORMS. THIS WILL CAUSE URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOODING.
  OVERFLOWING POOR DRAINAGE AREAS WILL RESULT IN MINOR FLOODING IN
  THE ADVISORY AREA. UP TO THREE INCHES OF RAIN HAVE ALREADY FALLEN.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  NORTH PORT...PUNTA GORDA...PORT CHARLOTTE...LAKE SUZY...CHARLOTTE
  HARBOR...MURDOCK AND HARBOUR HEIGHTS.

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 FLOODING OF SMALL
CREEKS AND STREAMS...AS WELL AS FARM AND COUNTRY ROADS. DO NOT
ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL ACROSS FLOODED ROADS. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES.

&&

LAT...LON 2694 8206 2696 8209 2695 8210 2697 8210
      2694 8213 2697 8219 2712 8208 2705 8195
      2691 8208

$$

RD


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