Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Tampa Bay Area, FL

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA / RUSKIN FL
450 PM EDT THU APR 16 2015

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HILLSBOROUGH FL-
450 PM EDT THU APR 16 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RUSKIN HAS ISSUED A

* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  NORTHEASTERN HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA...

* UNTIL 645 PM EDT

* AT 448 PM EDT...EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT REPORTED HEAVY RAIN NEAR
  CARROLLWOOD DUE TO THUNDERSTORMS. THIS WILL CAUSE URBAN AND SMALL
  STREAM FLOODING.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  TAMPA...TEMPLE TERRACE...LUTZ... UNIVERSITY...LAKE
  MAGDALENE...HILLSBOROUGH RIVER STATE PARK...EAST LAKE-ORIENT
  PARK...EGYPT LAKE-LETO...GREATER CARROLLWOOD...
  CARROLLWOOD...LETTUCE LAKE PARK...NEW TAMPA...DOVER...SEFFNER...
  ORIENT PARK...BUSCH GARDENS...THONOTOSASSA AND TAMPA EXECUTIVE
  AIRPORT.

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.

&&

LAT...LON 2815 8221 2798 8216 2796 8229 2801 8250
      2813 8250

$$

TB


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