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WGUS71 KOKX 131136
FFSOKX

FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
736 AM EDT WED AUG 13 2014

NYC103-131315-
/O.CON.KOKX.FF.W.0029.000000T0000Z-140813T1315Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
SUFFOLK NY-
736 AM EDT WED AUG 13 2014

...A FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 915 AM EDT FOR
SUFFOLK COUNTY...

AT 728 AM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TO 
INDICATE HEAVY RAIN ACROSS WESTERN AND CENTRAL SUFFOLK COUNTY. SOME 
AREAS HAVE RECEIVED OVER 10 INCHES OF RAIN...AND MODERATE TO HEAVY 
RAIN WILL CONTINUE THIS MORNING WITH RAINFALL RATES OF 2 TO 3 INCHES 
PER HOUR WITH OVER 4 INCH PER HOUR RAINFALL RATES IN LOCALIZED 
AREAS. MANY AREA ROADS ARE CLOSED DUE TO THE FLOODING...AND THERE 
HAVE BEEN NUMEROUS WATER RESCUES. 

THIS IS A DANGEROUS AND LIFE THREATENING SITUATION. LEAVE PLENTY OF 
EXTRA TIME AND CHECK WHICH ROADS MAY BE CLOSED BEFORE VENTURING OUT 
THIS MORNING. TRY NOT TO TRAVEL IF YOU DO NOT HAVE TO. REMEMBER TO 
TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

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.

A FLASH FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR OCCURRING.
IF YOU ARE IN THE WARNING AREA MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND IMMEDIATELY.
RESIDENTS LIVING ALONG STREAMS AND CREEKS SHOULD TAKE IMMEDIATE
PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS
SWIFTLY FLOWING WATERS OR WATERS OF UNKNOWN DEPTH BY FOOT OR BY
AUTOMOBILE.

&&

LAT...LON 4094 7333 4091 7321 4093 7316 4097 7317
      4098 7312 4097 7287 4099 7265 4105 7250
      4096 7252 4092 7260 4092 7258 4064 7312
      4061 7326 4063 7335 4061 7342

$$

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