Flood Advisory for Franklin Co. until 5pm

By: National Weather Service / Mike McCall
By: National Weather Service / Mike McCall

Heavy, slow moving rain has dropped as much as four to six inches of rain for parts of Franklin County, moving into southern Wakulla County. The Tallahassee National Weather has issued a flood advisory for Franklin County.

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
259 PM EDT TUE OCT 18 2011

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FRANKLIN FL-
259 PM EDT TUE OCT 18 2011

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED AN

* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR MINOR FLOODING OF POOR
DRAINAGE AREAS IN...
FRANKLIN COUNTY IN FLORIDA...

* UNTIL 500 PM EDT

* AT 258 PM EDT...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS DETECTED AN AREA
OF STRONG AND SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING VERY HEAVY RAINFALL
ACROSS FRANKLIN COUNTY...PARTICULARLY BETWEEN APALACHICOLA AND
CARRABELLE. THESE STORMS ARE PRODUCING RAINFALL RATES OF 2 TO 3
INCHES PER HOUR...WITH TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS OF UP TO 4 TO 6 INCHES
POSSIBLE THROUGH 5 PM EASTERN TIME.

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...DON'T DROWN.

REPORT FLOODING OR FLOOD DAMAGE TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN
TALLAHASSEE AT (8 5 0) 9 4 2 8 8 3 3. OR...YOU MAY CONTACT THE
NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY OR YOUR COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.
THEY WILL RELAY YOUR REPORT TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

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LAT...LON 2971 8480 2973 8492 2978 8489 2972 8498
2982 8500 2983 8500 3000 8452 2994 8433
2991 8453 2979 8464 2982 8456 2979 8458
2978 8468 2983 8467 2974 8484 2971 8479
2977 8470 2976 8469 2961 8497

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