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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
1126 AM EST TUE NOV 25 2014

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING...

.DEEP TROPICAL MOISTURE STREAMING INTO WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST
FLORIDA COMBINED WITH AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH MOVING EAST ACROSS
THE NORTHERN GULF AND A SURFACE LOW FORECAST TO DEVELOP ALONG A
FRONTAL BOUNDARY OVER THE EASTERN GULF OF MEXICO WILL BRING
WIDESPREAD AREAS OF RAIN WITH EMBEDDED STORMS TO THE REGION THE
REMAINDER OF TODAY THROUGH EARLY WEDNESDAY AS THESE FEATURES
AFFECT THE REGION. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES HAVE ALREADY
FALLEN ACROSS THE REGION THIS MORNING AND ADDITIONAL 2 TO 4 INCH
AMOUNTS CAN BE EXPECTED WITH LOCALIZED AMOUNTS UP TO 5 TO 6 INCHES
POSSIBLE THROUGH WEDNESDAY. THESE HEAVY RAINS WILL LIKELY LEAD TO
FLOODING OF LOW LYING AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS AS WELL AS THE
PONDING OF WATER ON ROADWAYS. RESIDENTS LIVING IN FLOOD PRONE
AREAS OR ALONG RIVERS OR FASTER FLOWING STREAMS SHOULD MONITOR
WATER LEVELS AND BE READY TO MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND IF FLOODING IS
OBSERVED.


FLZ043-050-052-056-057-061-139-142-148-149-151-155-160-239-242-
248-249-251-255-260-260900-
/O.NEW.KTBW.FA.A.0004.141125T1626Z-141126T1700Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
SUMTER-PINELLAS-POLK-HARDEE-HIGHLANDS-DESOTO-COASTAL LEVY-
COASTAL CITRUS-COASTAL HERNANDO-COASTAL PASCO-
COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH-COASTAL MANATEE-COASTAL SARASOTA-INLAND LEVY-
INLAND CITRUS-INLAND HERNANDO-INLAND PASCO-INLAND HILLSBOROUGH-
INLAND MANATEE-INLAND SARASOTA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUSHNELL...THE VILLAGES...CLEARWATER...
ST. PETERSBURG...LAKELAND...WINTER HAVEN...WAUCHULA...SEBRING...
AVON PARK...ARCADIA...CEDAR KEY...YANKEETOWN...CRYSTAL RIVER...
HOMOSASSA...HERNANDO BEACH...BAYPORT...PORT RICHEY...HUDSON...
TAMPA...APOLLO BEACH...WESTCHASE...BRADENTON...
ANNA MARIA ISLAND...VENICE...SARASOTA...ENGLEWOOD...CHIEFLAND...
BRONSON...WILLISTON...INVERNESS...BROOKSVILLE...SPRING HILL...
DADE CITY...ZEPHYRHILLS...BRANDON...PLANT CITY...
SUN CITY CENTER...PARRISH...LAKEWOOD RANCH...MYAKKA CITY...
NORTH PORT
1126 AM EST TUE NOV 25 2014

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL HAS
ISSUED A

* FLOOD WATCH FOR A PORTION OF WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA...INCLUDING
  THE FOLLOWING AREAS...COASTAL CITRUS...COASTAL HERNANDO...
  COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH...COASTAL LEVY...COASTAL MANATEE...
  COASTAL PASCO...COASTAL SARASOTA...DESOTO...HARDEE...
  HIGHLANDS...INLAND CITRUS...INLAND HERNANDO...INLAND
  HILLSBOROUGH...INLAND LEVY...INLAND MANATEE...INLAND PASCO...
  INLAND SARASOTA...PINELLAS...POLK AND SUMTER.

* THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING

* WIDESPREAD RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES ARE EXPECTED WITH
  LOCALIZED AMOUNTS OF 5 TO 6 INCHES POSSIBLE.

* ROADWAYS AND LOW LYING AREAS MAY BECOME QUICKLY FLOODED WITH THE
  HEAVY RAINFALL. REMEMBER...DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE
  THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT FLOODING IS POSSIBLE DURING THE NEXT
24 TO 36 HOURS. RESIDENTS LIVING IN FLOOD PRONE AREAS SHOULD TAKE
ACTION TO PROTECT PROPERTY.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR LOCAL MEDIA FOR FURTHER
UPDATES.

&&

$$






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