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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
231 PM EDT TUE JUL 23 2013

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HAMPDEN MA-HAMPSHIRE MA-WORCESTER MA-
231 PM EDT TUE JUL 23 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A

* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  HAMPDEN COUNTY IN WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS...
  SOUTHEASTERN HAMPSHIRE COUNTY IN WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS...
  CENTRAL WORCESTER COUNTY IN CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS...

* UNTIL 430 PM EDT

* AT 225 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN DUE TO
  THUNDERSTORMS. THIS WILL CAUSE URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOODING IN
  THE ADVISORY AREA.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE MINOR FLOODING INCLUDE 
  SPRINGFIELD...CHICOPEE...LEOMINSTER...FITCHBURG... 
  PRINCETON...WESTFIELD...WEST SPRINGFIELD... 
  GARDNER...LONGMEADOW...SOUTHBRIDGE...CHARLTON... 
  WARE...HARDWICK...SPENCER...PALMER...HAMPDEN...LUDLOW... 
  WILBRAHAM...BELCHERTOWN...AND NORTH BROOKFIELD.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE PONDING OF WATER IN
URBAN AREAS...HIGHWAYS...STREETS AND UNDERPASSES AS WELL AS OTHER
POOR DRAINAGE AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL
ACROSS FLOODED ROADS. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES. IT TAKES ONLY A FEW
INCHES OF SWIFTLY FLOWING WATER TO CARRY VEHICLES AWAY.

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL
CREEKS AND STREAMS...AS WELL AS FARM AND COUNTRY ROADS. DO NOT
ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL ACROSS FLOODED ROADS. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES.

&&

LAT...LON 4203 7199 4205 7298 4231 7233 4238 7228
      4271 7197 4270 7191 4263 7186 4263 7175
      4261 7168 4252 7169

$$

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