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Henrico County Division of Fire
Tuesday June 9th, 2009 :: 05:38 p.m. EDT

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Urban & Small Stream Flood Advisory in effect for Henrico thru6:45pm (06/09/09)

THE NATL WEATHER SVC IN WAKEFIELD HAS ISSUED AN

* URBAN & SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR.
N. CITY OF RICHMOND IN CNTL VA.
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF DOWNTOWN RICHMOND.
CNTL HENRICO COUNTY IN CNTL VA.
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF HIGHLAND SPRINGS.

* UNTIL 645 PM EDT

* AT 513 PM EDT.WEATHER SVC DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
THUNDERSTORM OVER THE AREA THAT IS PRODUCING VERY HEAVY RAINFALL.
RAINFALL RATES OF 3 TO 4 INCHES AN HOUR ARE ESTIMATED WITH THIS
STORM.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS.

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE ELEVATED LEVELS ON
SMALL CREEKS & STREAMS.& PONDING OF WATER IN URBAN
AREAS.HIGHWAYS.STREETS & UNDERPASSES AS WELL AS OTHER POOR
DRAINAGE AREAS & LOW LYING SPOTS.

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO
AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY
DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL
ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED
ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE.TURN AROUND.DONT DROWN.

&&

LAT.LON 3760 7748 3763 7742 3759 7738 3758 7733
3755 7727 3747 7740 3755 7754

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LYNCH

Address/Location
Henrico County Division of Fire
P.O. Box 90775
County of Henrico, VA 23273-0775

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 804-501-4900

Anna McRay
Division of Fire
mcr@co.henrico.va.us
804-501-7183

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