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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
945 PM EST SAT JAN 21 2017

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CENTRAL MIDDLESEX MA-WESTERN ESSEX MA-EASTERN ESSEX MA-
WESTERN NORFOLK MA-SOUTHEAST MIDDLESEX MA-SUFFOLK MA-
EASTERN NORFOLK MA-NORTHERN BRISTOL MA-WESTERN PLYMOUTH MA-
EASTERN PLYMOUTH MA-SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-SOUTHERN PLYMOUTH MA-
NORTHWEST PROVIDENCE RI-SOUTHEAST PROVIDENCE RI-WESTERN KENT RI-
EASTERN KENT RI-BRISTOL RI-WASHINGTON RI-NEWPORT RI-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FRAMINGHAM...LOWELL...LAWRENCE...
GLOUCESTER...FOXBOROUGH...NORWOOD...CAMBRIDGE...BOSTON...QUINCY...
TAUNTON...BROCKTON...PLYMOUTH...FALL RIVER...NEW BEDFORD...
MATTAPOISETT...FOSTER...SMITHFIELD...PROVIDENCE...COVENTRY...
WEST GREENWICH...EAST GREENWICH...WARWICK...WEST WARWICK...
BRISTOL...NARRAGANSETT...WESTERLY...NEWPORT
945 PM EST SAT JAN 21 2017

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
TUESDAY MORNING...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* MOST OF RHODE ISLAND AND EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS.

* FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING.

* HEAVY RAIN IS EXPECTED MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY
  MORNING. MOST LOCATIONS CAN EXPECT BETWEEN 2 AND 3 INCHES OF
  RAIN.

* SIGNIFICANT FLOODING OF URBAN...POOR DRAINAGE AND LOW LYING
  AREAS IS THE GREATEST THREAT INCLUDING ROADS THAT TEND TO FLOOD
  IN HEAVY RAIN. SMALLER RIVERS AND STREAMS MAY ALSO FLOOD
  SURROUNDING AREAS. LARGER MAINSTEM RIVERS SHOULD REMAIN WITHIN
  THEIR BANKS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS FLOODING IS POSSIBLE. IF YOU LIVE OR WORK IN
AN AREA PRONE TO FLOODING...TAKE THE TIME NOW TO PROTECT ANY ITEMS
THAT COULD BE DAMAGED BY FLOOD WATERS.

DRIVERS SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR SLOWER THAN USUAL COMMUTES MONDAY
AFTERNOON AND POSSIBLY TUESDAY MORNING. KNOW ALTERNATE ROUTES IN
CASE ROADS BECOME FLOODED. NEVER DRIVE THROUGH A FLOODED ROADWAY!

&&

$$

JWD

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