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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
554 PM EDT MON JUL 21 2014

NCC019-220045-
/O.NEW.KILM.FA.W.0009.140721T2154Z-140722T0045Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
BRUNSWICK NC-
554 PM EDT MON JUL 21 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON NC HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR...
  EAST CENTRAL BRUNSWICK COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA

* UNTIL 845 PM EDT

* AT 551 PM EDT SIGNIFICANT FLOODING WAS ONGOING ACROSS EXTREME
EASTERN BRUNSWICK COUNTY. VERY HEAVY RAINFALL...ESTIMATED BY RADAR
TO HAVE ACCUMULATED UP TO 5 TO 8 INCHES...FELL ACROSS THE AREA
EARLIER TODAY CAUSING WIDESPREAD AND SERIOUS FLOODING ALONG RIVER
ROAD SOUTH OF LELAND. SWIFT WATER UP TO 2 FEET DEEP WAS RUSHING
ACROSS RIVER ROAD IN MULTIPLE LOCATIONS...WITH REPORTS OF DOZENS OF
CARS TRAPPED BY THE RUSHING WATER. ALTHOUGH THE RAIN HAS ENDED
TEMPORARILY...MORE LIGHT RAIN IS EXPECTED TO MOVE INTO THE AREA THIS
EVENING. THIS WILL SLOW THE ABILITY OF THE WATER TO RECEDE...AND
HAMPER RESCUE EFFORTS. MOTORISTS ARE URGED TO AVOID THIS AREA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO
AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY...SINCE YOUR VEHICLE MAY
STALL AND YOU MAY BECOME STRANDED. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY DEEPER
THAN THEY APPEAR CREATING DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS. WHEN
ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE...FIND ANOTHER
ROUTE...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

&&

PLEASE REPORT ANY FLOODING TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN
WILMINGTON NC...TOLL FREE AT 800-697-3901...WHEN YOU CAN DO SO
SAFELY.

LAT...LON 3394 7810 3420 7804 3421 7796 3420 7796
      3415 7796 3413 7794 3408 7793 3401 7793
      3396 7795 3392 7793

$$

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