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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
1100 AM EDT MON AUG 3 2015

...FLOOD WATCH EXTENDED THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING FOR
LEVY...CITRUS...HERNANDO... PASCO...PINELLAS...AND
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTIES...

.EXTENSIVE ONGOING RAINFALL ACROSS MUCH OF THE FLOOD WATCH AREA
COMBINED WITH EARLIER HEAVY RAINFALL TOTALS SUGGESTS THE THREAT
FOR FLOODING WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TUESDAY. CONDITIONS ARE SLOWLY
EXPECTED TO TRANSITION BACK TO A MORE NORMAL SUMMER PATTERN
DURING TUESDAY...HOWEVER ANY ADDITIONAL THUNDERSTORMS WILL PRESENT
CONTINUED FLOODING THREAT DUE TO THE HIGHLY SATURATED SOILS.

FLZ050-139-142-148-149-151-239-242-248-249-251-050000-
/O.EXT.KTBW.FA.A.0005.000000T0000Z-150805T0000Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
PINELLAS-COASTAL LEVY-COASTAL CITRUS-COASTAL HERNANDO-
COASTAL PASCO-COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH-INLAND LEVY-INLAND CITRUS-
INLAND HERNANDO-INLAND PASCO-INLAND HILLSBOROUGH-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ST. PETERSBURG...CLEARWATER...LARGO...
CEDAR KEY...YANKEETOWN...CRYSTAL RIVER...HOMOSASSA...
HERNANDO BEACH...BAYPORT...PORT RICHEY...HUDSON...TAMPA...
APOLLO BEACH...WESTCHASE...CHIEFLAND...BRONSON...WILLISTON...
INVERNESS...BROOKSVILLE...SPRING HILL...DADE CITY...ZEPHYRHILLS...
BRANDON...PLANT CITY...SUN CITY CENTER
1100 AM EDT MON AUG 3 2015

...FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING...

THE FLOOD WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR

* PORTIONS OF FL AND WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA...INCLUDING THE
  FOLLOWING IN FL...COASTAL ...CITRUS...COASTAL HERNANDO...
  COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH...COASTAL LEVY...COASTAL PASCO...INLAND
  CITRUS...INLAND HERNANDO...INLAND HILLSBOROUGH...INLAND LEVY
  AND INLAND PASCO. IN WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA...PINELLAS.

* THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING

* THE POTENTIAL FOR CONTINUED EXCESSIVE RAINFALL THROUGH TODAY
  WITH LOCALIZED ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATION TOTALS EXCEEDING 5
  INCHES. RAINFALL IS EXPECTED TO BE LESS WIDESPREAD ON
  TUESDAY...HOWEVER ANY ADDITIONAL LOCALIZED RAINFALL WILL RENEW
  THE AREAL FLOODING THREAT.

* HIGHLY SATURATED SOILS AND THE POTENTIAL FOR ADDITIONAL HEAVY
  RAINFALL WILL CONTINUE THE RISK OF WIDESPREAD AREAL AND STREET
  FLOODING. IF POSSIBLE...CLEAR DRAINAGE SYSTEMS OF ANY DEBRIS
  WHICH MAY BECOME CLOGGED IN FLOODING RAINS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT FLOODING IS POSSIBLE DURING THE NEXT
24 TO 36 HOURS. RESIDENTS LIVING IN FLOOD PRONE AREAS SHOULD TAKE
ACTION TO PROTECT PROPERTY.

&&

$$

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