588  
WGUS74 KJAN 170137  
FFSJAN  
 
FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON MS  
837 PM CDT TUE SEP 16 2014  
 
MSC035-170245-  
/O.CON.KJAN.FF.W.0115.000000T0000Z-140917T0245Z/  
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/  
FORREST MS-  
837 PM CDT TUE SEP 16 2014  
 
...A FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 945 PM CDT FOR  
FORREST COUNTY...  
 
AT 836 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TO  
INDICATE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING VERY HEAVY RAIN OVER THE WARNED  
AREA. ESTIMATED RADAR RAINFALL AMOUNTS...ON THE ORDER OF TWO TO NEAR  
FOUR INCHES...HAVE OCCURRED IN THE PAST TWO HOURS. A FEW ROADS HAD  
FLOODED IN PETAL WHICH INCLUDED MAIN STREET AND ELIZABETH CIRCLE.  
 
LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO MACEDONIA...  
RAWLS SPRINGS...SUNRISE...PETAL AND HATTIESBURG  
 
VERY HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CONTINUE OVER THE WARNED AREA FOR THE NEXT  
HOUR. WITH AN ADDITIONAL ONE TO THREE INCHES POSSIBLE.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE  
DANGERS OF FLOODING. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE WATER  
COVERS THE ROAD. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES AND MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.  
 
MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO  
AREAS WHERE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS  
MAKE THE SMART CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.  
 
FLOODING IS OCCURRING OR IS IMMINENT. MOST FLOOD RELATED DEATHS OCCUR  
IN AUTOMOBILES. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS WATER COVERED BRIDGES...  
DIPS...OR LOW WATER CROSSINGS. NEVER TRY TO CROSS A FLOWING STREAM...  
EVEN A SMALL ONE...ON FOOT. TO ESCAPE RISING WATER MOVE UP TO HIGHER  
GROUND.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 3134 8935 3135 8945 3143 8945 3143 8915  
3105 8914 3105 8934  
 

 
 
MRM  
 
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