Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Flash Flood Warning for Our Area

Flash flood warning for our area until 2 p.m., so be safe.  Turn Around . . . Don't Drown.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSON HAS ISSUED A FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR RANKIN COUNTY IN CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI. THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF RICHLAND, PEARL, FLOWOOD, and BRANDON.
* UNTIL 200 PM CDT
* AT 1105 AM CDT... NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR DETECTED THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING VERY HEAVY RAIN ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 10 MILES NORTHEAST OF CANTON TO 10 MILES SOUTHWEST OF CLINTON... MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 20 MPH. ESTIMATED RADAR RAINFALL AMOUNTS... ON THE ORDER OF AN INCH... HAVE OCCURRED IN THE PAST HOUR.
* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO FANNIN... PISGAH... MONTEREY... LEESBURG AND PELAHATCHIE
VERY HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CONTINUE OVER THE WARNED AREA FOR THE NEXT TWO HOURS WITH AN ADDITIONAL TWO TO FOUR INCHES POSSIBLE.
RAINFALL AMOUNTS FROM ONE TO THREE INCHES A HOUR CAN CAUSE FLOODING ON INDUSTRIAL DRIVE IN THE CITY OF RICHLAND.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE... TURN AROUND... DONT DROWN.

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