Flood Statement
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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
715 AM EDT FRI MAY 1 2015

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ORANGE NC-CHATHAM NC-ALAMANCE NC-
715 AM EDT FRI MAY 1 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RALEIGH HAS ISSUED A

* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  WESTERN ORANGE COUNTY IN CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA...
  NORTHWESTERN CHATHAM COUNTY IN CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA...
  ALAMANCE COUNTY IN CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA...

* UNTIL 1015 AM EDT

* AT 714 AM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN THAT WILL CAUSE
  URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOODING IN THE ADVISORY AREA. UP TO TWO
  INCHES OF RAIN HAVE ALREADY FALLEN.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  BURLINGTON...GRAHAM...HILLSBOROUGH...SILER CITY...MEBANE...ELON
  COLLEGE...GIBSONVILLE...HAW RIVER...SWEPSONVILLE AND ALAMANCE.

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. 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.

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. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.

A FLOOD ADVISORY MEANS RIVER OR STREAM FLOWS ARE ELEVATED...OR
PONDING OF WATER IN URBAN OR OTHER AREAS IS OCCURRING OR IS IMMINENT.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL ACROSS FLOODED ROADS. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES.
IT TAKES ONLY A FEW INCHES OF SWIFTLY FLOWING WATER TO CARRY VEHICLES
AWAY.

&&

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

$$

ELLIS



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