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NOUS41 KCTP 291015
PNSCTP

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
600 AM EDT FRI APR 29 2016

...PENNSYLVANIA SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK...

THIS IS SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IN PENNSYLVANIA.

NOW IS THE TIME TO PREPARE FOR THE UPCOMING SEVERE WEATHER SEASON.

OUR FINAL SEVERE WEATHER AND WEATHER SAFETY TOPIC IS...
SKYWARN SEVERE WEATHER SPOTTERS.

EACH YEAR...A DEDICATED GROUP OF VOLUNTEER WEATHER SPOTTERS...KNOWN
AS SKYWARN...PROVIDE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICES ACROSS THE
COUNTRY WITH IMPORTANT...EYEWITNESS...INFORMATION ABOUT TORNADOES...
FLASH FLOODS AND DAMAGING THUNDERSTORMS.

SKYWARN SPOTTERS ARE PEOPLE WITH AN INTEREST IN THE WEATHER...AND
AN INTEREST IN HELPING OTHERS.

WHILE DOPPLER WEATHER RADARS CAN HELP METEOROLOGISTS IDENTIFY
ROTATING THUNDERSTORMS...SKYWARN SPOTTERS CAN HELP TO PINPOINT
PLACES WHERE A TORNADO MAY FORM...EVEN BEFORE A TORNADO TOUCHES
GROUND. SKYWARN SPOTTERS ARE ALSO ESSENTIAL TO CONFIRM THAT
TORNADOES HAVE TOUCHED DOWN...TO REPORT ON THE EXTENT OF
DAMAGE...AND TO PROVIDE ADDED DETAILS OF A THREAT TO A COMMUNITY.

A LARGE NUMBER OF SKYWARN SPOTTERS ARE ALSO HAM RADIO OPERATORS.
AMATEUR RADIO EMERGENCY GROUPS AND AMATEUR RADIO CLUBS ARE CALLED
INTO ACTION WHENEVER TORNADO OR SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCHES OR
WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT ACROSS THE COMMONWEALTH.  THESE SPOTTERS
COLLECT INFORMATION VIA HAM RADIO NETS...AND THEN RELAY THAT
INFORMATION TO EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

ALL THE STAFF OF YOUR NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WOULD LIKE TO THANK
OUR MANY FRIENDS IN THE SKYWARN PROGRAM...THANK YOU FOR YOUR GREAT
HELP. YOUR VOLUNTEER EFFORTS ARE VERY MUCH APPRECIATED.

AGAIN...AS A PART OF EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS...THE PENNSYLVANIA
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY...COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGERS...AND THOSE
OF US AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WANT YOU TO KNOW ABOUT THE
FINE HELP THAT HAM RADIO AND OTHER VOLUNTEER SKYWARN SPOTTERS
PROVIDE TO THE COMMONWEALTH.

BE PREPARED FOR THE DANGERS OF THIS SEVERE WEATHER SEASON...AND
CONSIDER BECOMING A SKYWARN SPOTTER.

$$

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NWUS51 KPBZ 282232
LSRPBZ

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA
632 PM EDT THU APR 28 2016

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0610 PM     HAIL             3 SW FELLOWSVILLE       39.30N  79.86W
04/28/2016  M1.25 INCH       PRESTON            WV   911 CALL CENTER

&&

EVENT NUMBER PBZ1601526

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NWUS51 KPBZ 282219
LSRPBZ

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA
618 PM EDT THU APR 28 2016

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0615 PM     HAIL             3 SW ISRAEL             39.29N  79.85W
04/28/2016  M1.00 INCH       PRESTON            WV   EMERGENCY MNGR

&&

EVENT NUMBER PBZ1601525

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NOUS41 KCTP 281245
PNSCTP

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
845 AM EDT THU APR 28 2016

...PENNSYLVANIA SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK...

THIS WEEK...APRIL 25TH THROUGH APRIL 29TH...IS SEVERE WEATHER
AWARENESS WEEK IN PENNSYLVANIA.

NOW IS THE TIME TO PREPARE FOR THE UPCOMING SEVERE WEATHER SEASON.

WE ARE COVERING A DIFFERENT SAFETY TOPIC EACH DAY OF THIS WEEK.

OUR SEVERE WEATHER AND WEATHER SAFETY TOPIC FOR TODAY IS...
RIVER FLOODING AND RIVER FLOOD SAFETY.

PENNSYLVANIA HAS AN EXTENSIVE RIVER SYSTEM THAT IS SCENIC AND
BEAUTIFUL. MOST OF THE TOWNS AND CITIES WERE FOUNDED ON THE BANKS OF
A RIVER OR LARGE CREEK. THIS MEANS THAT WHEN RIVER LEVELS
RISE...MANY PEOPLE WILL BE AFFECTED AT THE SAME TIME. THE RISING
RIVER WATERS CAN BECOME DESTRUCTIVE...AND EVEN DEADLY.
SIGNIFICANT...WIDESPREAD RIVER FLOODS HAVE OCCURRED IN PENNSYLVANIA
ALMOST EVERY YEAR.

WHAT CAUSES RIVER FLOODS?

GENERALLY...RIVER FLOODS HAPPEN DUE TO PROLONGED PERIODS OF
WIDESPREAD HEAVY RAINFALL.

OUR RIVERS CAN FLOOD ANYTIME OF THE YEAR. IN SPRING AND
SUMMER...COMPLEXES OF SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS CAN CAUSE THE RIVERS
TO FLOOD. DURING LATE SUMMER AND FALL...HEAVY RAIN FROM TROPICAL
STORMS AND HURRICANES ARE THE BIGGEST CAUSE OF RIVER FLOODING.

SOMETIMES...AN EXTENSIVE SNOW MELT OCCURS AT THE SAME TIME AS HEAVY
RAIN. THIS IS ESPECIALLY TRUE IN LATE WINTER AND EARLY SPRING WHEN
THE SNOW PACK OF THE PREVIOUS WINTER MELTS AWAY. THE DESTRUCTIVE
FLOODING OF JANUARY 1996 WAS ONE SUCH SITUATION WHERE SNOW MELT AND
HEAVY RAIN COMBINE TO PUSH RIVER LEVELS EVEN HIGHER.

RIVER FLOODING CAN RESULT IN WIDESPREAD PROPERTY DAMAGE AND MAY
RESULT IN LOSS OF LIFE. MORE THAN 50 PERCENT OF THE DEATHS
ASSOCIATED WITH FLOODING ARE AUTOMOBILE RELATED.

WHAT DOES A FLOOD WATCH MEAN?

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING TO OCCUR...
NOT THAT RIVER FLOODING IS OCCURRING. A FLOOD WATCH IS TYPICALLY
ISSUED FOR AN AREA MANY COUNTIES IN SIZE...AND IS USUALLY ISSUED 12
TO 24 HOURS BEFORE FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO START. WITH THE ADVANCE
NOTICE OF A WATCH...YOU WILL HAVE MORE TIME TO PREPARE FOR THE
FLOODING.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO WHEN A FLOOD WATCH IS ISSUED?

GO ABOUT YOUR NORMAL ACTIVITIES...BUT MAKE PERIODIC CHECKS OF NOAA
WEATHER RADIO OR OTHER MEDIA OUTLETS FOR UPDATES AND POSSIBLE FLOOD
WARNINGS. LISTEN FOR RIVER LEVEL FORECASTS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE. GET READY TO MOVE YOUR PERSONAL PROPERTY OUT OF THE AREAS
THAT ARE KNOWN TO FLOOD. IF YOU LIVE IN THE FLOOD PLAIN...BE
PREPARED TO EVACUATE IF ORDERED TO DO SO.

IF YOU LIVE OR WORK IN AN AREA WHICH IS PRONE TO FLOODING... HAVE A
SAFE EVACUATION ROUTE TO USE IF FLOODING OCCURS. MAKE SURE EVERYONE
IN YOUR HOME OR OFFICE KNOWS WHERE TO GO IF FLOODING OCCURS. MOVE UP
TO HIGHER GROUND TO ESCAPE FLOOD WATERS. KEEP A BATTERY OPERATED
RADIO...AND SEVERAL WORKING FLASHLIGHTS AVAILABLE. TAKE PRECAUTIONS
TO SECURE YOUR PROPERTY.

WHAT DOES A RIVER FLOOD WARNING MEAN?

A RIVER FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT RIVER LEVELS WILL EXCEED FLOOD
STAGE AT CERTAIN POINTS ALONG OUR LARGER RIVERS...LIKE THE
SUSQUEHANNA AND JUNIATA RIVERS.

BECAUSE RIVER FLOODS TAKE LONGER TO DEVELOP THAN FLASH FLOODING
DOES...RIVER FLOODS MAY NOT POSE AS MUCH OF A THREAT TO LIFE...
BUT RIVER FLOODS CAN TAKE A MUCH LARGER TOLL ON PROPERTY AND
INFRASTRUCTURE.

WHAT SHOULD YOU DO WHEN A RIVER FLOOD WARNING IS ISSUED?

GATHER ALL NECESSARY ITEMS...INCLUDING MEDICINE AND CLOTHING...IN
THE EVENT THAT YOU CANNOT RETURN HOME FOR SEVERAL DAYS. MAKE
ARRANGEMENTS TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY BY MOVING YOUR VALUABLES TO
HIGHER GROUND...OR TO AN UPPER LEVEL OF YOUR HOME.

OBEY EVACUATION ORDERS FROM EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OR LOCAL LAW
ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS...AVOIDING ANY ROADS THAT ARE OR MAY BE
COVERED WITH WATER.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON RIVER FLOODING AND SEVERE WEATHER
CHECK OUT OUR WEB SITE AT:

WEATHER.GOV/STATECOLLEGE...ALL IN LOWER CASE.

OUR WEATHER SAFETY TOPIC FOR FRIDAY WILL BE...
SKYWARN SEVERE WEATHER SPOTTERS.

$$

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NOUS41 KCTP 281001
PNSCTP

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
600 AM EDT THU APR 28 2015

...PENNSYLVANIA SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK...

THIS WEEK...APRIL 25TH THROUGH APRIL 29TH...IS SEVERE WEATHER
AWARENESS WEEK IN PENNSYLVANIA.

NOW IS THE TIME TO PREPARE FOR THE UPCOMING SEVERE WEATHER SEASON.

WE ARE COVERING A DIFFERENT SAFETY TOPIC EACH DAY OF THIS WEEK.

OUR SEVERE WEATHER AND WEATHER SAFETY TOPIC FOR TODAY IS...
RIVER FLOODING AND RIVER FLOOD SAFETY.

PENNSYLVANIA HAS AN EXTENSIVE RIVER SYSTEM THAT IS SCENIC AND
BEAUTIFUL. MOST OF THE TOWNS AND CITIES WERE FOUNDED ON THE BANKS OF
A RIVER OR LARGE CREEK. THIS MEANS THAT WHEN RIVER LEVELS
RISE...MANY PEOPLE WILL BE AFFECTED AT THE SAME TIME. THE RISING
RIVER WATERS CAN BECOME DESTRUCTIVE...AND EVEN DEADLY.
SIGNIFICANT...WIDESPREAD RIVER FLOODS HAVE OCCURRED IN PENNSYLVANIA
ALMOST EVERY YEAR.

WHAT CAUSES RIVER FLOODS?

GENERALLY...RIVER FLOODS HAPPEN DUE TO PROLONGED PERIODS OF
WIDESPREAD HEAVY RAINFALL.

OUR RIVERS CAN FLOOD ANYTIME OF THE YEAR. IN SPRING AND
SUMMER...COMPLEXES OF SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS CAN CAUSE THE RIVERS
TO FLOOD. DURING LATE SUMMER AND FALL...HEAVY RAIN FROM TROPICAL
STORMS AND HURRICANES ARE THE BIGGEST CAUSE OF RIVER FLOODING.

SOMETIMES...AN EXTENSIVE SNOW MELT OCCURS AT THE SAME TIME AS HEAVY
RAIN. THIS IS ESPECIALLY TRUE IN LATE WINTER AND EARLY SPRING WHEN
THE SNOW PACK OF THE PREVIOUS WINTER MELTS AWAY. THE DESTRUCTIVE
FLOODING OF JANUARY 1996 WAS ONE SUCH SITUATION WHERE SNOW MELT AND
HEAVY RAIN COMBINE TO PUSH RIVER LEVELS EVEN HIGHER.

RIVER FLOODING CAN RESULT IN WIDESPREAD PROPERTY DAMAGE AND MAY
RESULT IN LOSS OF LIFE. MORE THAN 50 PERCENT OF THE DEATHS
ASSOCIATED WITH FLOODING ARE AUTOMOBILE RELATED.

WHAT DOES A FLOOD WATCH MEAN?

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING TO OCCUR...
NOT THAT RIVER FLOODING IS OCCURRING. A FLOOD WATCH IS TYPICALLY
ISSUED FOR AN AREA MANY COUNTIES IN SIZE...AND IS USUALLY ISSUED 12
TO 24 HOURS BEFORE FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO START. WITH THE ADVANCE
NOTICE OF A WATCH...YOU WILL HAVE MORE TIME TO PREPARE FOR THE
FLOODING.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO WHEN A FLOOD WATCH IS ISSUED?

GO ABOUT YOUR NORMAL ACTIVITIES...BUT MAKE PERIODIC CHECKS OF NOAA
WEATHER RADIO OR OTHER MEDIA OUTLETS FOR UPDATES AND POSSIBLE FLOOD
WARNINGS. LISTEN FOR RIVER LEVEL FORECASTS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE. GET READY TO MOVE YOUR PERSONAL PROPERTY OUT OF THE AREAS
THAT ARE KNOWN TO FLOOD. IF YOU LIVE IN THE FLOOD PLAIN...BE
PREPARED TO EVACUATE IF ORDERED TO DO SO.

IF YOU LIVE OR WORK IN AN AREA WHICH IS PRONE TO FLOODING... HAVE A
SAFE EVACUATION ROUTE TO USE IF FLOODING OCCURS. MAKE SURE EVERYONE
IN YOUR HOME OR OFFICE KNOWS WHERE TO GO IF FLOODING OCCURS. MOVE UP
TO HIGHER GROUND TO ESCAPE FLOOD WATERS. KEEP A BATTERY OPERATED
RADIO...AND SEVERAL WORKING FLASHLIGHTS AVAILABLE. TAKE PRECAUTIONS
TO SECURE YOUR PROPERTY.

WHAT DOES A RIVER FLOOD WARNING MEAN?

A RIVER FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT RIVER LEVELS WILL EXCEED FLOOD
STAGE AT CERTAIN POINTS ALONG OUR LARGER RIVERS...LIKE THE
SUSQUEHANNA AND JUNIATA RIVERS.

BECAUSE RIVER FLOODS TAKE LONGER TO DEVELOP THAN FLASH FLOODING
DOES...RIVER FLOODS MAY NOT POSE AS MUCH OF A THREAT TO LIFE...
BUT RIVER FLOODS CAN TAKE A MUCH LARGER TOLL ON PROPERTY AND
INFRASTRUCTURE.

WHAT SHOULD YOU DO WHEN A RIVER FLOOD WARNING IS ISSUED?

GATHER ALL NECESSARY ITEMS...INCLUDING MEDICINE AND CLOTHING...IN
THE EVENT THAT YOU CANNOT RETURN HOME FOR SEVERAL DAYS. MAKE
ARRANGEMENTS TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY BY MOVING YOUR VALUABLES TO
HIGHER GROUND...OR TO AN UPPER LEVEL OF YOUR HOME.

OBEY EVACUATION ORDERS FROM EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OR LOCAL LAW
ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS...AVOIDING ANY ROADS THAT ARE OR MAY BE
COVERED WITH WATER.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON RIVER FLOODING AND SEVERE WEATHER
CHECK OUT OUR WEB SITE AT:

WEATHER.GOV/STATECOLLEGE...ALL IN LOWER CASE.

OUR WEATHER SAFETY TOPIC FOR FRIDAY WILL BE...
SKYWARN SEVERE WEATHER SPOTTERS.

$$

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NWUS51 KPHI 272245
LSRPHI

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
644 PM EDT WED APR 27 2016

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0342 PM     TSTM WND GST     CREAM RIDGE             40.13N  74.52W
04/26/2016  M61 MPH          MONMOUTH           NJ   MESONET

            TIME ESTIMATED.

0348 PM     TSTM WND GST     1 ESE LUMBERTON         39.96N  74.79W
04/26/2016  M50 MPH          BURLINGTON         NJ   MESONET

0435 PM     MARINE TSTM WIND HARVEY CEDARS           39.70N  74.14W
04/26/2016  M48 MPH          OCEAN              NJ   LAW ENFORCEMENT

0440 PM     MARINE TSTM WIND LONG BEACH ISLAND       39.64N  74.21W
04/26/2016  M39 MPH          ANZ451             NJ   WEATHER FLOW

0441 PM     MARINE TSTM WIND SURF CITY               39.66N  74.17W
04/26/2016  M39 MPH          OCEAN              NJ   WEATHER FLOW

0449 PM     HAIL             YARDVILLE               40.18N  74.66W
04/26/2016  M0.25 INCH       MERCER             NJ   SOCIAL MEDIA

0543 PM     HAIL             HAMILTON TWP            40.21N  74.70W
04/26/2016  E0.25 INCH       MERCER             NJ   TRAINED SPOTTER

0545 PM     HAIL             ROBBINSVILLE            40.21N  74.62W
04/26/2016  M0.75 INCH       MERCER             NJ   PUBLIC

&&

EVENT NUMBER PHI1601013 PHI1601006 PHI1601012 PHI1601007 PHI1601008
PHI1601011 PHI1601010 PHI1601009

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WD

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NWUS51 KPHI 272242
LSRPHI

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
642 PM EDT WED APR 27 2016

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0342 PM     TSTM WND GST     CREAM RIDGE             40.13N  74.52W
04/26/2016  M61 MPH          MONMOUTH           NJ   MESONET

            TIME ESTIMATED.

&&

EVENT NUMBER PHI1601013

$$

WD

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NOUS41 KCTP 270944
PNSCTP

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
543 AM EDT WED APR 27 2016

...PENNSYLVANIA SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK...

THIS WEEK...APRIL 25TH THROUGH APRIL 29TH...IS SEVERE WEATHER
AWARENESS WEEK IN PENNSYLVANIA.

NOW IS THE TIME TO PREPARE FOR THE UPCOMING SEVERE WEATHER SEASON.

WE ARE COVERING A DIFFERENT SAFETY TOPIC EACH DAY OF THIS WEEK.

OUR SEVERE WEATHER AND WEATHER SAFETY TOPIC FOR TODAY IS...
FLASH FLOODING AND FLASH FLOOD SAFETY.

MORE PEOPLE ARE KILLED BY FLASH FLOODS THAN BY OTHER STORM-RELATED
WEATHER HAZARDS. UNFORTUNATELY...MOST PEOPLE SUCCUMB TO FLOODING
AFTER THEY DRIVE THEIR AUTOMOBILES INTO FLOODED ROADWAYS AND ARE
SUBSEQUENTLY SWEPT AWAY TO THEIR DEATHS.

IF YOU ENCOUNTER A FLOODED ROADWAY...TURN AROUND...DON`T DROWN!
FIND ANOTHER ROUTE...IT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE! MANY PEOPLE LOSE
THEIR LIVES BY NOT ADHERING TO THIS SIMPLE RULE...
TURN AROUND...DON`T DROWN!

WHAT IS A FLASH FLOOD?

A FLASH FLOOD IS A RAPID FLOOD.
DURING A FLASH FLOOD...A STREAM OR CREEK WILL RISE RAPIDLY AND
CREST GENERALLY WITHIN A FEW HOURS OF THE START OF THE HEAVY RAIN.
FLASH FLOODS ARE SO DANGEROUS BECAUSE THE WATERS RISE SO
QUICKLY THAT THEY CAN CATCH PEOPLE OFF GUARD AND TRAP THEM IN
PRECARIOUS SITUATIONS. THIS IS WHY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
CONSTANTLY MONITORS RAINFALL USING RAIN GAUGES AND RADAR
ESTIMATES...AS WELL AS MONITORING STREAM AND CREEK LEVELS
USING AUTOMATED RIVER GAUGES AND LOCAL SPOTTERS. YOUR NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE WILL ISSUE FLASH FLOOD WATCHES AND WARNINGS
TO HELP ALERT YOU TO EXPECTED FLOOD DANGERS.

WHAT CAUSES FLASH FLOODS?

FLASH FLOODS ARE CAUSED WHEN VERY HEAVY RAINFALL...USUALLY FROM
SLOW-MOVING THUNDERSTORMS...OVERWHELMS THE NATURAL OR MAN-MADE
DRAINAGE SYSTEMS. STREAMS...CREEKS AND SMALLER RIVERS ARE MOST
VULNERABLE TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING OCCURS IN URBAN
AREAS AS WELL AS IN RURAL AREAS.

WHAT DOES A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEAN?

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR FLASH
FLOODING TO OCCUR ON ANY STREAM...CREEK OR SMALL RIVER. THE WATCH
DOES NOT MEAN THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR OCCURRING. IT JUST MEANS
THAT IT IS A POSSIBILITY.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO WHEN A FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS ISSUED...

BE PREPARED TO TAKE QUICK ACTION TO PROTECT YOURSELF BY MOVING TO
HIGHER GROUND IF YOU ARE NEAR A WATERWAY. WATCH WATER LEVELS
CAREFULLY AND BE READY TO EVACUATE AT ANY MOMENT. IF YOU ARE
TRAVELING DURING A FLASH FLOOD WATCH...BE ALERT FOR SIGNS OF FLASH
FLOODING...ESPECIALLY AT NIGHT WHEN IT CAN BE DIFFICULT TO SEE A
FLOODED ROADWAY. BE VERY CAREFUL IF DRIVING THROUGH FLOOD PRONE
AREAS...AND IF YOU ENCOUNTER A FLOODED ROADWAY...
  TURN AROUND...DON`T DROWN.
FIND AN ALTERNATE ROUTE. IT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE!

WHAT DOES A FLASH FLOOD WARNING MEAN?

A FLASH FLOOD WARNING MEANS RAPID LIFE-THREATENING FLOODING IS
OCCURRING...OR WILL BEGIN VERY SOON. A WARNING LETS YOU KNOW THAT
HEAVY RAIN WILL CAUSE THE WATER TO RISE AND OVERFLOW THE BANKS OF
THE WATERWAYS NEARBY. A FLASH FLOOD WARNING CAN ALSO BE PROMPTED BY
LEVEE AND DAM FAILURES. YOU NEED TO TAKE ACTION IMMEDIATELY TO
PROTECT YOUR LIFE AND PROPERTY IF YOU ARE IN THE DANGER AREA.

WHAT SHOULD YOU DO WHEN A FLASH FLOOD WARNING IS ISSUED?

MOVE UP TO HIGHER GROUND IMMEDIATELY AND GET OUT OF THE DANGER AREA.
NEVER DRIVE ACROSS BRIDGES COVERED WITH WATER...OR THROUGH AREAS
WHERE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY.  MOST CARS WILL FLOAT IN JUST 16 TO
18 INCHES OF WATER. IF RISING WATER CAPTURES YOUR AUTOMOBILE...IT
COULD EASILY SWEEP YOU AWAY. BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT...WHEN
IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THAT AN AREA MAY BE FLOODED.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON FLASH FLOODS AND SEVERE WEATHER...
CHECK OUT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WEB SITE AT:

WEATHER.GOV/STATECOLLEGE...ALL IN LOWER CASE.

OUR WEATHER SAFETY TOPICS FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK WILL BE...
THURSDAY...RIVER FLOODING SAFETY.
FRIDAY...SKYWARN SEVERE WEATHER SPOTTERS.

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