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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
618 PM EDT SAT OCT 1 2016

FLC127-012345-
/O.NEW.KMLB.FA.Y.0080.161001T2218Z-161001T2345Z/
/00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
VOLUSIA FL-
618 PM EDT SAT OCT 1 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MELBOURNE HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  SOUTHWEST VOLUSIA COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA...

* UNTIL 745 PM EDT

* AT 616 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN DUE TO
  THUNDERSTORMS. THIS WILL CAUSE MINOR FLOODING IN THE ADVISORY AREA.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  DELTONA...DELAND...ORANGE CITY...CASSADAGA...DEBARY...LAKE HELEN.

RADAR INDICATES THAT 1 TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN HAS ALREADY FALLEN IN
SOME LOCATIONS...AND ANOTHER INCH OR TWO WILL BE POSSIBLE BEFORE THE
RAIN TAPERS OFF.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD ADVISORY MEANS HEAVY RAINFALL IS CAUSING OR IS LIKELY TO
CAUSE PONDING OF WATER IN URBAN AREAS AND ELEVATE RIVER OR STREAM
FLOWS. MINOR FLOODING MAY CAUSE TEMPORARY LANE OR ROAD CLOSURES...
BUT THE THREAT OF WATER ENTERING HOMES AND BUSINESSES IS LOW.

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE TEMPORARY FLOODING
OF URBAN AREAS...SUCH AS HIGHWAYS...STREETS AND INTERSECTIONS AS
WELL AS POOR DRAINAGE AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS.

MOTORISTS SHOULD DEACTIVATE CRUISE CONTROL AND SLOW DOWN IN HEAVY
RAINFALL TO REDUCE THE RISK OF HYDROPLANING. LEAVE SAFE DISTANCE
BETWEEN OTHER VEHICLES. 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. TURN AROUND...DON`T DROWN.

STATE LAW REQUIRES HEADLIGHTS TO BE TURNED ON WHEN WINDSHIELD WIPERS
ARE IN USE.

TO REPORT FLOODING...HAVE THE NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY RELAY
YOUR REPORT TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE.

LAT...LON 2918 8110 2891 8100 2882 8110 2883 8111
      2882 8113 2882 8122 2883 8123 2883 8132
      2885 8135 2888 8137 2889 8137 2889 8135
      2892 8136 2894 8135 2897 8137 2898 8135
      2900 8138 2905 8138

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