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 NEW FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR COLQUITT COUNTY UNTIL 4:15pm

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PostSubject: NEW FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR COLQUITT COUNTY UNTIL 4:15pm   Sat Aug 23, 2008 2:12 pm

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR... WESTERN BROOKS COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL GEORGIA... SOUTHWESTERN COLQUITT COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL GEORGIA... THOMAS COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL GEORGIA... SOUTH CENTRAL BAKER COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST GEORGIA... DECATUR COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST GEORGIA... GRADY COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST GEORGIA... EASTERN MILLER COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST GEORGIA... SOUTHERN MITCHELL COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST GEORGIA... * UNTIL 415 PM EDT

* AT 105 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED VERY HEAVY RAINFALL OCCURRING IN SEVERAL RAINBANDS ASSOCIATED WITH TROPICAL STORM FAY MOVING INTO SOUTHERN GEORGIA. DOPPLER RADAR ESTIMATES INDICATE THAT RAINFALL RATES OF 3 TO 5 INCHES PER HOUR WILL BE POSSIBLE IN THE STRONGEST RAINBANDS. THIS RAINFALL WILL FURTHER CREATE DANGEROUS FLOODING CONDITIONS ACROSS SOUTH GEORGIA. RESIDENTS WITHIN THE WARNED AREA ARE ADVISED TO REMAIN OFF THE ROADS UNLESS TRAVEL IS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY.

OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO THOMASVILLE... CAIRO...BAINBRIDGE...MOULTRIE... PELHAM...AND MEIGS.

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.

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM THIS STORM WILL CAUSE RAPID FLOODING OF SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS...HIGHWAYS...AND UNDERPASSES. ADDITIONALLY...COUNTRY ROADS AND FARMLANDS ALONG THE BANKS OF CREEKS AND STREAMS AND OTHER LOW LYING AREAS ARE SUBJECT TO FLOODING.

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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