Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Raleigh/Durham, NC

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WGUS82 KRAH 011258
FLSRAH

FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
858 AM EDT FRI MAY 1 2015

NCC001-037-135-011415-
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ORANGE NC-CHATHAM NC-ALAMANCE NC-
858 AM EDT FRI MAY 1 2015

...THE URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL
1015 AM EDT FOR WESTERN ORANGE...NORTHWESTERN CHATHAM AND ALAMANCE
COUNTIES...

AT 853 AM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED RAIN CONTINUING OVER THE
ADVISORY AREA THAT...COMBINED WITH EARLIER HEAVY RAIN...MAY CAUSE
URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOODING. UP TO TWO INCHES OF RAIN HAVE
ALREADY FALLEN. BEWARE OF RAPID RISES ON THE HAW RIVER AND OTHER
SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS IN RESPONSE TO THE RAIN.

SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE MINOR FLOODING INCLUDE
BURLINGTON...GRAHAM...HILLSBOROUGH...SILER CITY...MEBANE...ELON
COLLEGE...GIBSONVILLE...HAW RIVER...SWEPSONVILLE...SAXAPAHAW...AND
PLEASANT GROVE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO
AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY
DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW
YOUR CAR TO CROSS SAFELY. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL
ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED
ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

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

&&

LAT...LON 3624 7910 3587 7914 3565 7948 3562 7955
      3625 7953

$$

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