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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAINT LOUIS MO  
520 AM CDT WED JUL 26 2017  
 
ILZ095>097-MOZ018-019-026-027-271200-  
520 AM CDT WED JUL 26 2017  
   
..SAFETY RULES FOR FLASH FLOODS
 
 
A FLASH FLOOD WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER  
SERVICE. IN THE INTEREST OF PUBLIC SAFETY, THE FOLLOWING  
SAFETY RULES ARE PROVIDED. PUBLIC AND COMMERCIAL BROADCAST  
STATIONS SERVING THE AFFECTED AREA ARE ASKED TO BROADCAST THESE  
SAFETY MESSAGES FREQUENTLY WHILE THE WATCH IS IN EFFECT.  
 
AS A REMINDER, A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS IN AND CLOSE  
TO THE WATCH AREA ARE FAVORABLE FOR THE RAPID DEVELOPMENT OF  
FLOODING. PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN FLOOD PRONE AREAS SHOULD CAREFULLY  
MONITOR WEATHER CONDITIONS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE IMMEDIATE  
ACTION SHOULD FLOODING BEGIN TO DEVELOP.  
 
A FLASH FLOOD WARNING MEANS FLOODING IS OCCURRING OR IMMINENT.  
PEOPLE IN THE WARNED AREA SHOULD TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION TO SAVE  
LIVES AND PROTECT PROPERTY.  
 
FLASH FLOODING CAUSES MORE DEATHS ANNUALLY THAN ANY OTHER  
WEATHER RELATED DISASTER. MOST FLASH FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN  
AUTOMOBILES. NEVER ATTEMPT TO DRIVE ACROSS FLOODED ROADWAYS.  
TWO FEET OF WATER CAN MOVE MOST VEHICLES. IF YOUR VEHICLE IS  
CAUGHT IN RAPIDLY RISING WATER, ABANDON IT QUICKLY AND MOVE  
TO HIGHER GROUND.  
 
SMALL STREAMS, CREEKS, AND RIVERS ARE POTENTIAL KILLERS  
DURING HEAVY RAINS. HEAVY RAINFALL CAN LEAD TO RAPID RISES  
PUSHING WATERWAYS OUT OF THEIR BANKS. CAMPERS SHOULD AVOID  
CAMPING ALONG STREAMS OR CREEKS DURING THREATENING RAINS.  
ALSO REMEMBER THAT THE HEAVY RAIN MAY OCCUR WELL UPSTREAM FROM  
YOUR IMMEDIATE AREA. NEVER ATTEMPT TO CROSS A FLOWING  
STREAM, EVEN A SMALL ONE, ON FOOT. IF YOU ARE NEAR A STREAM  
AND OBSERVE RAPIDLY RISING WATER, MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND  
IMMEDIATELY.  
 
BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE  
THE DANGERS OF FLASH FLOODS. IF FLASH FLOODING OR RAPIDLY  
RISING WATER IS OBSERVED, MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND IMMEDIATELY.  
IF YOU LIVE IN FLOOD PRONE AREAS, BE ESPECIALLY ALERT DURING  
HEAVY RAIN. FLOODING CAN OFTEN OCCUR WITH LITTLE OR NO  
WARNING.  
 

 
 
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