Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Knoxville/Tri Cities, TN

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN
215 AM EDT SUN JUL 5 2015

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POLK TN-BRADLEY TN-RHEA TN-MCMINN TN-MEIGS TN-HAMILTON TN-
215 AM EDT SUN JUL 5 2015

...THE URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL
345 AM EDT FOR NORTHWESTERN POLK...NORTHEASTERN BRADLEY...RHEA...
MCMINN...MEIGS AND NORTHEASTERN HAMILTON COUNTIES...

AT 211 AM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVIEST RAINFALL HAD
SHIFTED NORTH OF THE ADVISORY AREA. HOWEVER RUNOFF OVER THE
SATURATED GROUND COULD STILL CAUSE SOME URBAN AND SMALL STREAM
FLOODING IN THE ADVISORY AREA. OVER ONE INCH HAS FALLEN IN PARTS OF
THE ADVISORY AREA DURING THE PAST COUPLE HOURS.

SOME LOCATIONS THAT MAY EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...PARTS OF
CLEVELAND...ATHENS...DAYTON...DECATUR...BENTON...ETOWAH...SPRING
CITY...CHARLESTON...ENGLEWOOD...GRAYSVILLE...NIOTA...CALHOUN...
RICEVILLE...PEAKLAND...BIG SPRING...STINGING FORK FALLS S.P....
BIRCHWOOD...EVENSVILLE...CLEAR WATER AND DENTVILLE.

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL OF LESS THAN ONE HALF INCH IS EXPECTED OVER THE
AREA.  THIS ADDITIONAL RAIN MAY CAUSE MINOR FLOODING TO CONTINUE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

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 3515 8472 3542 8517 3578 8490 3579 8487
      3581 8478 3578 8474 3575 8475 3574 8470
      3572 8469 3569 8463 3564 8462 3563 8456
      3546 8444 3535 8443 3529 8450 3528 8449
      3527 8447 3517 8455

$$

TD


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