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  • Frank
    THE NATL WEATHER SVC IN UPTON NY HAS ISSUED A * FLOOD WARNING FOR URBAN AREAS & SMALL STREAMS IN. HUDSON COUNTY IN NE NJ. BERGEN COUNTY IN NE NJ. ESSEX COUNTY
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 27, 2011
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      THE NATL WEATHER SVC IN UPTON NY HAS ISSUED A

      * FLOOD WARNING FOR URBAN AREAS & SMALL STREAMS IN.
      HUDSON COUNTY IN NE NJ.
      BERGEN COUNTY IN NE NJ.
      ESSEX COUNTY IN NE NJ.
      UNION COUNTY IN NE NJ.
      PASSAIC COUNTY IN NE NJ.

      * UNTIL 245 PM EDT SUNDAY

      * AT 848 PM EDT.BANDS OF HEAVY RAIN CONTINUE TO CIRCULATE
      ACROSS NE NJ. SO FAR UP TO ONE INCH OF RAINFALL HAS
      FALLEN ACROSS THE WARNING AREA.& UP TO 8 INCHES OF RAINFALL IS
      EXPECTED THROUGH SUN AFTERNOON.

      EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE ELEVATED LEVELS ON
      SMALL CREEKS & STREAMS & PONDING OF WATER IN URBAN
      AREAS, HIGHWAYS, STREETS & UNDERPASSES AS WELL AS OTHER POOR
      DRAINAGE AREAS & LOW LYING SPOTS.

      PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS.

      DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE
      ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS
      SAFELY. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS, MAKE
      THE SMART CHOICE. TURN AROUND. DON'T DROWN.

      A FLOOD WARNING MEANS FLOODING IS OCCURRING OR IS IMMINENT. MOST
      FLOOD RELATED DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS
      WATER COVERED BRIDGES, DIPS, OR LOW WATER CROSSINGS. NEVER TRY TO
      CROSS A FLOWING STREAM, EVEN A SMALL ONE ON FOOT. TO ESCAPE RISING
      WATER MOVE UP TO HIGHER GROUND.

      TO REPORT FLOODING, HAVE THE NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY RELAY
      YOUR REPORT TO THE NATL WEATHER SVC FORECAST OFFICE.

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