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Maryland, Somerset

Coastal Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning

Statement as of 11:42 PM EDT on September 30, 2016

Expires 9:00 AM EDT on October 01, 2016


... Coastal Flood Warning remains in effect until 4 am EDT Saturday...

* location: Maryland Eastern Shore locations adjacent to the Chesapeake Bay
and tidal rivers.

* Timing: within a few hours either side of high tide through early Saturday
morning. Additional tidal flooding is likely into early Saturday evening.

* Impacts: inundation of water in and near low-lying coastal areas could lead
to Road closures and flooding of property.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A coastal Flood Warning means that flooding is occurring or imminent. Coastal
residents in the warned area should be alert for rising water... and take
appropriate action to protect life and property. In addition... the combination
of high water and high waves will result in beach erosion... and damage to docks
and piers in locations exposed to high water and wave action.



All tide heights are relative to mean lower low water.
Time of the high total tides are approximate to the nearest hour.
Total tide combines astro tide and surge.
Flood category based on total tide.

Cambridge MD
minor 3.5 ft, moderate 4.0 ft, major 4.5 ft

                total astro
   day/time tide tide surge waves flood
                 /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ category
---------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ----------
   01/05 am 3.6 2.1 1.5 1 minor
   01/06 PM 3.5 2.1 1.4 1 minor
   02/06 am 3.4 2.1 1.3 1 minor
   02/06 PM 3.2 2.1 1.1 1 none
   03/06 am 2.9 2.0 0.9 1 none

Bishops Head MD
minor 3.3 ft, moderate 3.8 ft, major 4.3 ft

                total astro
   day/time tide tide surge waves flood
                 /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ category
---------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ----------
   01/02 am 3.8 2.3 1.5 1 moderate
   01/03 PM 3.7 2.3 1.4 1 minor
   02/03 am 3.5 2.2 1.3 1 minor
   02/03 PM 3.4 2.3 1.1 1 minor
   03/04 am 3.0 2.1 0.9 1 none
   03/04 PM 3.0 2.2 0.8 1 none

Saxis VA

                total astro
   day/time tide tide surge waves flood
                 /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ category
---------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ----------
   01/01 am 4.1 2.7 1.4 1
   01/01 PM 4.2 2.8 1.4 1
   02/01 am 3.8 2.6 1.2 1
   02/02 PM 3.9 2.8 1.1 1
   03/02 am 3.5 2.5 1.0 1
   03/03 PM 3.6 2.8 0.8 1




859 PM EDT Fri Sep 30 2016

The National Weather Service in Wakefield has extended the

* Flood Warning for...
Worcester County in southeastern Maryland...
eastern Somerset County in southeastern Maryland...
southeastern Wicomico County in southeastern Maryland...
northern Accomack County in southeastern Virginia...

* until 900 am EDT Saturday

* at 849 PM EDT... emergency management officials reported flooding
along the Pocomoke river... nassawango creek and their tributaries.
Both of the streams are nearing their crest at Willards on the
Pocomoke river and at the gage near Millville on nassawango creek.
As these crest move downstream... additional flooding is
possible... especially in Snow Hill. Motorist are advised to avoid
using Highway 12 between Snow Hill and Salisbury as the high water
has forced portions of the Road to be closed.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Pocomoke City... Snow Hill... Newark... west Pocomoke... Pittsville...
Willards... Shelltown... Beaver Dam... Mount Wesley... Rehobeth...
Whitesburg... Whaleyville... Cokesbury... Whiton... Powellville...
Longridge... goodwill and Eden.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around... don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.


Lat... Lon 3829 7525 3814 7535 3805 7552 3793 7556
      3797 7573 3808 7569 3817 7559 3830 7565
      3832 7541 3845 7538 3845 7523


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