Flood Warning
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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
1248 PM EDT MON APR 20 2015

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ST. MARYS MD-
1248 PM EDT MON APR 20 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS EXTENDED THE

* FLOOD WARNING FOR...
  SOUTHEASTERN ST. MARYS COUNTY IN SOUTHERN MARYLAND...

* UNTIL 400 PM EDT

* AT 1245 PM EDT...REPORTING GAUGES INDICATE THE ST. MARY`S RIVER
  REMAINS ABOVE FLOOD STAGE AND IS RISING SLOWLY. THE 12:15 PM GAUGE
  READING WAS 6.84 FEET AT GREAT MILLS. NEARBY STREAMS MAY BE
  FLOODING AS WELL.


THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING STREAMS AND DRAINAGES...HICKORY LANDING
CREEK...BACK CREEK...WESTERN BRANCH...LOWS RUN...JARBOESVILLE RUN...
GLEBE RUN...BIG DUKE CREEK...HOLLYWOOD...SAINT MARYS RIVER...HILTON
RUN AND PENBROOK RUN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR HAS BEEN REPORTED.
STREAM RISES WILL BE SLOW AND FLASH FLOODING IS NOT EXPECTED.
HOWEVER...ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHOULD TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS
IMMEDIATELY.

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.

&&

LAT...LON 3820 7650 3830 7658 3833 7654 3822 7642

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KCS



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