Urban/Small Stream Flood Advisory: Harrison County

Weather

August 6th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

HARRISON IA-WASHINGTON NE-
739 AM CDT TUE AUG 6 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A

* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR…
SOUTHWESTERN HARRISON COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…
CENTRAL WASHINGTON COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL NEBRASKA…

* UNTIL 945 AM CDT

* AT 730 AM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN THAT WILL CAUSE
URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOODING IN THE ADVISORY AREA. UP TO AN
INCH AND A HALF OF RAIN HAS FALLEN IN THE PAST HOUR.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE MINOR FLOODING INCLUDE
BLAIR.

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.