148  
WGUS74 KMRX 271925  
FFSMRX  
 
FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN  
325 PM EDT THU SEP 27 2018  
 
TNC011-065-107-121-143-272245-  
/O.CON.KMRX.FF.W.0037.000000T0000Z-180927T2245Z/  
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/  
RHEA TN-BRADLEY TN-MEIGS TN-MCMINN TN-HAMILTON TN-  
325 PM EDT THU SEP 27 2018  
 
...THE FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 645 PM EDT FOR  
SOUTH CENTRAL RHEA...NORTHWESTERN BRADLEY...SOUTHWESTERN MEIGS...WEST  
CENTRAL MCMINN AND NORTHEASTERN HAMILTON COUNTIES...  
 
AT 323 PM EDT, DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE WARNED  
AREA. SEVERAL INCHES OF RAIN HAVE FALLEN OVER THE AREA THE PAST  
COUPLE OF DAYS. FLOODING IS LIKELY ONGOING IN AROUND THE SODDY-DAISY  
AREA. EVEN THOUGH THE RAINFALL WILL BE RELATIVELY LIGHT TODAY, IT  
WILL NOT TAKE VERY MUCH RAIN TO CAUSE ADDITIONAL FLOODING ALONG  
CREEKS AND LOW LYING ROADS.  
 
SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...  
CHATTANOOGA, CLEVELAND, DAYTON, SODDY-DAISY, LAKESITE, HARRISON,  
HILLSVIEW, HOPEWELL, HARRISON BAY STATE PARK, BIG SPRING, MIDDLE  
VALLEY, BIRCHWOOD, SHADY GROVE, SALE CREEK, FALLING WATER AND MOWBRAY  
MOUNTAIN.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD  
DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.  
 
KEEP CHILDREN AWAY FROM STORM DRAINS, CULVERTS, CREEKS AND STREAMS.  
WATER LEVELS CAN RISE RAPIDLY AND SWEEP CHILDREN AWAY.  
 
IN HILLY TERRAIN THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF LOW WATER CROSSINGS WHICH ARE  
POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS IN HEAVY RAIN. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS FLOODED  
ROADS. FIND AN ALTERNATE ROUTE.  
 
PLEASE REPORT FLOODING TO YOUR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY WHEN YOU  
CAN DO SO SAFELY.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 3550 8470 3515 8488 3515 8529 3551 8500  
 

 
 
MOULTON  
 
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