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WGUS81 KALY 231756
FLSALY

FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
156 PM EDT TUE JUL 23 2013

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LITCHFIELD CT-BERKSHIRE MA-GREENE NY-ULSTER NY-DUTCHESS NY-
COLUMBIA NY-
156 PM EDT TUE JUL 23 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBANY HAS ISSUED AN

* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  SOUTHERN COLUMBIA COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL NEW YORK...
  NORTHERN DUTCHESS COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL NEW YORK...
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF RHINEBECK...
  SOUTH CENTRAL GREENE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL NEW YORK...
  ULSTER COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL NEW YORK...
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...SAUGERTIES...NEW PALTZ...KINGSTON...
  ELLENVILLE...
  NORTHERN LITCHFIELD COUNTY IN NORTHERN CONNECTICUT...
  SOUTHERN BERKSHIRE COUNTY IN WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS...
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF GREAT BARRINGTON...

* UNTIL 545 PM EDT

* AT 152 PM EDT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A 
LINE OF SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS MOVING ACROSS THE ADVISORY AREA. A 
HALF INCH TO ONE INCH OF RAINFALL HAS FALLEN ACROSS THE ADVISORY 
AREA WITH AN ADDITIONAL ONE TO TWO INCHES OF RAINFALL POSSIBLE AS 
THESE THUNDERSTORMS SLOWLY MOVE TO THE EAST AT LESS THAN 20 MPH. 
THESE THUNDERSTORMS WILL MOVE OVER ALREADY SATURATED SOILS LEADING 
TO POOR DRAINAGE FLOODING OF LOW LYING AREAS AS WELL AS POOR 
DRAINAGE FLOODING OF URBAN AREAS. 

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.

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE ELEVATED LEVELS ON
SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS...AND PONDING OF WATER ON COUNTRY ROADS AND
FARMLAND ALONG THE BANKS OF CREEKS AND STREAMS.

A FLOOD ADVISORY MEANS RIVER OR STREAM FLOWS ARE ELEVATED OR PONDING
OF WATER IN URBAN OR OTHER AREAS IS OCCURRING OR IS IMMINENT.

&&

LAT...LON 4174 7458 4187 7447 4194 7459 4208 7432
      4221 7376 4233 7305 4231 7303 4228 7305
      4226 7299 4215 7303 4214 7307 4204 7305
      4204 7300 4197 7302 4197 7288 4190 7291
      4165 7441

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