Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Wilmington, NC

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
1049 PM EDT FRI APR 22 2016

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BLADEN NC-PENDER NC-COLUMBUS NC-BRUNSWICK NC-
1049 PM EDT FRI APR 22 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  SOUTHEASTERN BLADEN COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA...
  PENDER COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA...
  CENTRAL COLUMBUS COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA...
  WESTERN BRUNSWICK COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA...

* UNTIL 1245 AM EDT

* AT 1049 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN DUE TO
  THUNDERSTORMS. THIS WILL CAUSE MINOR FLOODING IN THE ADVISORY AREA.
  UP TO ONE INCH OF RAIN HAS ALREADY FALLEN.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  BURGAW...SUNSET BEACH...IREDELL...ROWAN...CAROLINA SHORES...CALABASH...
  BETHEL...LAKE WACCAMAW...NORTHWEST...SANDYFIELD...HALLSBORO...CURRIE...
  THE BOROUGH...MURRAY TOWN...MOLLIE...BATARORA...KELLY...MAPLE HILL...
  ASHTON AND REDBUG.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS...
 INTERSTATE 40 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 388 AND 406.
 US ROUTE 74 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 399 AND 428.
 US ROUTE 17 IN BRUNSWICK COUNTY BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 1 AND 10.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY.
THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS SAFELY.
LOW LYING AREAS LIKE RETENTION PONDS AND DRAINAGE DITCHES BECOME
HIDDEN FROM VIEW WHEN FLOODED.

A FLOOD ADVISORY MEANS RIVER OR STREAM FLOWS ARE ELEVATED OR PONDING
OF WATER IN URBAN OR OTHER AREAS IS OCCURRING OR IMMINENT.

&&

LAT...LON 3386 7855 3409 7880 3465 7832 3463 7832
      3455 7825 3472 7811 3472 7768 3466 7766

$$

MBB



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