058  
WGUS41 KBOX 181141  
FLWBOX  
 
BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
FLOOD WARNING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BOSTON/NORTON MA  
741 AM EDT SAT MAY 18 2024  
 
...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BOSTON/NORTON MA HAS ISSUED A  
FLOOD WARNING FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN CONNECTICUT...RHODE  
ISLAND...  
 
PAWCATUCK RIVER AT WESTERLY AFFECTING WASHINGTON AND NEW LONDON  
COUNTIES.  
 
FOR THE PAWCATUCK RIVER...INCLUDING WOOD RIVER JUNCTION, WESTERLY...  
MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD  
DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.  
 
MOTORISTS SHOULD NOT ATTEMPT TO DRIVE AROUND BARRICADES OR DRIVE  
CARS THROUGH FLOODED AREAS.  
 
CAUTION IS URGED WHEN WALKING NEAR RIVERBANKS.  
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV.  
 
THE NEXT STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED THIS EVENING AT 745 PM EDT.  
 

 
 
CTC011-RIC009-182345-  
/O.NEW.KBOX.FL.W.0067.240518T1141Z-240519T0100Z/  
/WSTR1.1.ER.240518T0800Z.240518T1200Z.240518T1900Z.UU/  
741 AM EDT SAT MAY 18 2024  
   
..FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS MORNING TO LATE THIS EVENING
 
 
* WHAT...MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.  
 
* WHERE...PAWCATUCK RIVER AT WESTERLY.  
 
* WHEN...FROM THIS MORNING TO LATE THIS EVENING.  
 
* IMPACTS...AT 7.0 FEET, MINOR LOWLAND FLOODING OCCURS ALONG THE  
PAWCATUCK RIVER. ALONG ROUTE 3 IN HOPKINTON, FLOODWATERS ENCROACH  
ON LOWEST LYING HOMES IN FRENCH VILLAGE.  
 
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...  
- AT 7:00 AM EDT SATURDAY THE STAGE WAS 7.1 FEET.  
- BANKFULL STAGE IS 7.0 FEET.  
- RECENT ACTIVITY...THE MAXIMUM RIVER STAGE IN THE 24 HOURS  
ENDING AT 7:00 AM EDT SATURDAY WAS 7.1 FEET.  
- FORECAST...THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO RISE TO A CREST OF 7.1  
FEET THIS MORNING. IT WILL THEN FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE LATE  
THIS AFTERNOON.  
- FLOOD STAGE IS 7.0 FEET.  
- HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SAFETY/FLOOD  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 4134 7189 4144 7188 4146 7177 4135 7174  
4131 7185  
 

 
 
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