Flood Statement
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WGUS84 KLIX 020054
FLSLIX

FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
654 PM CST SUN MAR 1 2015

MSC005-020245-
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AMITE MS-
654 PM CST SUN MAR 1 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEW ORLEANS HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  AMITE COUNTY IN SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI...
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF LIBERTY...

* UNTIL 845 PM CST

* AT 644 PM...METEOROLOGISTS IDENTIFIED A LARGE AREA OF
  MODERATE RAINFALL OVER AMITE COUNTY AND SOUTHWEST MISSISSIPPI.
  A BRIEF PERIOD OF HEAVY RAINFALL EARLIER THIS AFTERNOON YIELDED 2
  TO 3 INCHES. THIS LARGE AREA OF MODERATE RAIN MAY CREATE
  RUNOFF ESPECIALLY OVER RAIN SOAKED AREAS BETWEEN LIBERTY AND
  CENTREVILLE THIS EVENING.

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.

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE ELEVATED LEVELS ON
SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS...AND PONDING OF WATER ON COUNTRY ROADS AND
FARMLAND ALONG THE BANKS OF CREEKS AND STREAMS.

IN HILLY TERRAIN THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF LOW WATER CROSSINGS WHICH ARE
POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS IN HEAVY RAIN. 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 3129 9055 3101 9057 3103 9106 3132 9106
      3134 9055

$$








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