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Florida, Coastal Escambia

Flood Warning

Statement as of 10:20 AM CDT on April 18, 2014

Expires 11:20 AM EDT on April 19, 2014


The Flood Warning continues for
the Escambia River near century
* until further notice
* at 9am Friday the stage was 17.3 feet
* minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast
* flood stage is 17 feet
* the river will continue rising to near 18.5 feet by Sunday afternoon and
remain near 18.5 feet through Monday morning. It will then begin a slow fall.
* At 17 feet, considerable flooding of lowlands will occur.


Lat... Lon 3100 8718 3100 8715 3090 8728 3077 8729
      3077 8733 3093 8731




Coastal Hazard Statement

Statement as of 2:19 AM CDT on April 18, 2014

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on April 18, 2014


... High rip current risk remains in effect through this evening...

* timing... through early this evening.

* Impacts... frequent to widespread rip currents will result in
dangerous swimming conditions along the beaches of Alabama and
the western Florida Panhandle.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

There is a high risk of rip currents.

Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away
from shore... which occur most often at low spots or breaks in The
Sandbar and in the vicinity of structures such as groins...
jetties and piers. Heed the advice of lifeguards and the beach
patrol. Pay attention to flags and posted signs.

If you become caught in a rip current... do not panic. Remain calm
and begin to swim parallel to shore. Once you are away from the
force of the rip current... begin to swim back to the beach. Do
not attempt to swim directly against a rip current. Even a strong
swimmer can become exhausted quickly.




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Alabama - Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Coastal Hazard Statement , Flash Flood Watch , Areal Flood Watch
Alaska - Record Report
Arkansas - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Record Report
California - Record Report
Connecticut - Flood Warning
Florida - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Coastal Hazard Statement , Flash Flood Watch, Coastal Hazard Statement , Flash Flood Watch , Areal Flood Watch , High Surf Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement, Areal Flood Watch , Areal Flood Watch, High Surf Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement , Special Statement
Georgia - Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch, Coastal Flood Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement , Flash Flood Watch , Areal Flood Watch , Areal Flood Watch, High Surf Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement , Wind Advisory
Illinois - Flood Warning
Indiana - Flood Warning
Iowa - Flood Warning , Public Information Statement
Kansas - Public Information Statement
Louisiana - Flood Warning
Maine - Flood Warning , Hydrologic Statement
Massachusetts - Flood Warning
Michigan - Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Record Report
Minnesota - Flood Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Public Information Statement
Mississippi - Flood Warning
Missouri - Public Information Statement
Montana - Lake Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , Record Report
Nebraska - Public Information Statement
New Hampshire - Flood Warning
New York - Flood Warning
North Dakota - Flood Warning , Wind Advisory
Oregon - High Surf Advisory , Public Information Statement
Pennsylvania - Record Report
South Carolina - Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch, Coastal Flood Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement , Flash Flood Watch, Coastal Flood Advisory , Coastal Flood Advisory
South Dakota - Wind Advisory , Public Information Statement
Tennessee - Flood Advisory
Texas - Flood Warning , Air Quality Alert
Vermont - Flood Warning
Washington - Areal Flood Warning , High Surf Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Wisconsin - Flood Warning , Record Report
Wyoming - Special Statement