230  
WGUS42 KMHX 170043  
FLWMHX  
BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
FLOOD WARNING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY, NC  
743 PM EST SUN FEB 16 2020  
 
...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEWPORT HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WARNING  
FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN NORTH CAROLINA...  
 
ROANOKE RIVER NEAR WILLIAMSTON AFFECTING MARTIN COUNTY  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
DO NOT DRIVE VEHICLES THROUGH FLOODED AREAS. MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR  
IN AUTOMOBILES WHEN PEOPLE TRY TO DRIVE THROUGH FLOODED AREAS.  
 
CAUTION IS URGED WHEN WALKING NEAR RIVERBANKS. FLOOD WATERS WILL  
WEAKEN THE BANKS MAKING THEM DANGEROUS.  
 
A FOLLOWUP PRODUCT WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE A  
LITTLE LATER.  
 

 
 
NCC117-180042-  
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743 PM EST SUN FEB 16 2020  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEWPORT HAS ISSUED A  
 
* FLOOD WARNING FOR  
THE ROANOKE RIVER NEAR WILLIAMSTON.  
* FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE...OR UNTIL THE WARNING  
IS CANCELLED.  
* AT 7 PM SUNDAY THE STAGE WAS 11.7 FEET.  
* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 12.0 FEET.  
* FORECAST...RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY EARLY TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND  
CONTINUE TO RISE TO NEAR 12.1 FEET BY EARLY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.  
ADDITIONAL RISES ARE POSSIBLE THEREAFTER.  
* IMPACT...AT 12.0 FEET...WIDESPREAD LOW LAND FLOODING IS EXPECTED  
ADJACENT TO THE RIVER. OPERATIONS AT THE WATER TREATMENT PLANT IN  
WILLIAMSTON ARE IMPACTED BY WATER.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 3594 7701 3590 7699 3591 7690 3582 7697  
3585 7706 3588 7709  
 

 
 
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