Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Anchorage, AK

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WGAK88 PAFC 260758
FLSAFC

FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
1154 PM AKDT SAT JUL 25 2015

AKZ101-261430-
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ANCHORAGE-
1154 PM AKDT SAT JUL 25 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ANCHORAGE HAS ISSUED A

* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  ANCHORAGE...

* UNTIL 630 AM AKDT SUNDAY

* AT 1154 PM AKDT...DOPPLER RADAR AND AUTOMATED RAIN GAUGES
  INDICATED HEAVY RAIN WHICH HAS CAUSED URBAN AND SMALL STREAM
  FLOODING IN THE ADVISORY AREA. NEAR 2 INCHES OF RAIN HAVE FALLEN
  ACROSS PORTIONS OF ANCHORAGE. RAINFALL IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE
  THROUGH THE NIGHT...HOWEVER RAINFALL AMOUNTS THROUGH THE REMAINDER
  OF THE NIGHT ARE EXPECTED TO BE LIGHTER.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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. IT TAKES ONLY A FEW
INCHES OF SWIFTLY FLOWING WATER TO CARRY VEHICLES AWAY.

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE
ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS
SAFELY. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.

A FLOOD ADVISORY MEANS RIVER OR STREAM FLOWS ARE ELEVATED...OR
PONDING OF WATER IN URBAN OR OTHER AREAS IS OCCURRING OR IS IMMINENT.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL ACROSS FLOODED ROADS. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES.
IT TAKES ONLY A FEW INCHES OF SWIFTLY FLOWING WATER TO CARRY VEHICLES
AWAY.

&&

LAT...LON 6097 14945 6096 14956 6102 14980 6107 14981
      6115 15005 6119 15005 6120 14993 6128 14986
      6141 14955 6141 14950

$$

JRA



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