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Florida, Highlands

Areal Flood Watch

Statement as of 3:04 PM EDT on May 25, 2018

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on May 28, 2018


... Flood Watch in effect from Saturday afternoon through Monday
evening...

The National Weather Service in Tampa Bay area - Ruskin FL has
issued a

* Flood Watch for portions of central Florida, northern Florida,
south central Florida, southwest Florida, and west central
Florida, including the following areas, in central Florida,
Hardee, Polk, and Sumter. In northern Florida, coastal Levy
and inland Levy. In south central Florida, DeSoto and
Highlands. In southwest Florida, coastal Charlotte, coastal
Lee, inland Charlotte, and inland Lee. In west central
Florida, coastal Citrus, coastal Hernando, coastal
Hillsborough, coastal Manatee, coastal Pasco, coastal
Sarasota, inland Citrus, inland Hernando, inland Hillsborough,
inland Manatee, inland Pasco, inland Sarasota, and Pinellas.

* From Saturday afternoon through Monday evening

* abundant tropical moisture streaming north into the region on
the eastern side of newly formed subtropical storm Alberto over
the northwest Caribbean will increase the potential for heavy
rain across all of the west central and southwest Florida on
Saturday and continuing through Monday evening as Alberto lifts
slowly north northwest though the east central Gulf of Mexico.
Widespread rainfall amounts of 3 to 5 inches with locally higher
amounts will be possible over the watch area through the
period.

* The heavy rainfall will have the potential to cause flooding of
low-lying and poor drainage areas. Flooding will also affect
roadways, rivers, creeks, and smaller streams. Remember to not
drive across flooded roadways. Turn around. Don't drown.
Residents living in flood prone areas as well as along rivers
and faster flowing streams should keep alert to any rapid rises
in water levels and be ready to move to higher ground if
flooding is observed.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.





Areal Flood Watch

Statement as of 3:04 PM EDT on May 25, 2018

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on May 28, 2018


... Flood Watch in effect from Saturday afternoon through Monday
evening...

The National Weather Service in Tampa Bay area - Ruskin FL has
issued a

* Flood Watch for portions of central Florida, northern Florida,
south central Florida, southwest Florida, and west central
Florida, including the following areas, in central Florida,
Hardee, Polk, and Sumter. In northern Florida, coastal Levy
and inland Levy. In south central Florida, DeSoto and
Highlands. In southwest Florida, coastal Charlotte, coastal
Lee, inland Charlotte, and inland Lee. In west central
Florida, coastal Citrus, coastal Hernando, coastal
Hillsborough, coastal Manatee, coastal Pasco, coastal
Sarasota, inland Citrus, inland Hernando, inland Hillsborough,
inland Manatee, inland Pasco, inland Sarasota, and Pinellas.

* From Saturday afternoon through Monday evening

* abundant tropical moisture streaming north into the region on
the eastern side of newly formed subtropical storm Alberto over
the northwest Caribbean will increase the potential for heavy
rain across all of the west central and southwest Florida on
Saturday and continuing through Monday evening as Alberto lifts
slowly north northwest though the east central Gulf of Mexico.
Widespread rainfall amounts of 3 to 5 inches with locally higher
amounts will be possible over the watch area through the
period.

* The heavy rainfall will have the potential to cause flooding of
low-lying and poor drainage areas. Flooding will also affect
roadways, rivers, creeks, and smaller streams. Remember to not
drive across flooded roadways. Turn around. Don't drown.
Residents living in flood prone areas as well as along rivers
and faster flowing streams should keep alert to any rapid rises
in water levels and be ready to move to higher ground if
flooding is observed.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.





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Alabama - Storm Surge Watch, Tropical Storm Watch , Hurricane Statement , High Surf Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch , High Surf Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement, Flash Flood Watch , Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement
Alaska - Special Statement
Arizona - Wind Advisory , Lake Wind Advisory , Fire Weather Warning
Arkansas - Flash Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Special Statement
California - Areal Flood Advisory , Wind Advisory , Beach Hazard Statement
Colorado - Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch , Fire Weather Warning , Fire Weather Watch , Special Statement , Record Report
Connecticut - Air Quality Alert
Delaware - Air Quality Alert
District of Columbia - Air Quality Alert
Florida - Storm Surge Watch, Tropical Storm Watch , Hurricane Statement , Areal Flood Watch , Storm Surge Watch , High Surf Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement, Flash Flood Watch , Coastal Hazard Statement , Flash Flood Watch , Record Report
Georgia - Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Special Statement
Hawaii - Special Statement
Idaho - Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Flash Flood Watch , Special Statement
Illinois - Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Special Statement , Air Quality Alert
Indiana - Flood Warning , Air Quality Alert
Iowa - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flood Warning , Record Report
Kansas - Special Statement
Kentucky - Flash Flood Warning , Air Quality Alert
Louisiana - Storm Surge Watch, Tropical Storm Watch , Tropical Storm Watch , Hurricane Statement , Flash Flood Watch , Coastal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , Special Statement
Maryland - Coastal Flood Statement , Air Quality Alert
Michigan - Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Air Quality Alert , Special Statement , Record Report
Minnesota - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Special Statement , Record Report
Mississippi - Storm Surge Watch, Tropical Storm Watch , Hurricane Statement , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Special Statement
Missouri - Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement
Montana - Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Flood Watch , Areal Flood Advisory , Areal Flood Watch , Special Statement
Nebraska - Special Statement , Public Information Statement , Public Information Statement
Nevada - Areal Flood Advisory , Lake Wind Advisory
New Jersey - Air Quality Alert
New Mexico - Fire Weather Watch
New York - Coastal Hazard Statement , Air Quality Alert , Special Statement
North Carolina - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Record Report
North Dakota - Flood Warning
Ohio - Flood Warning
Oklahoma - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Special Statement
Oregon - Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Areal Flood Advisory
Pennsylvania - Air Quality Alert
Puerto Rico - Flood Watch, Areal Flood Advisory
Rhode Island - Air Quality Alert
South Carolina - Flood Warning
South Dakota - Severe Thunderstorm Warning
Tennessee - Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement
Texas - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Tropical Storm Warning , Storm Surge Watch, Tropical Storm Warning , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Heat Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report
Utah - Fire Weather Warning
Vermont - Special Statement
Virginia - Air Quality Alert
Washington - Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch
Wisconsin - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flood Warning , Special Statement
Wyoming - Areal Flood Advisory , Public Information Statement
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