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Borough of California, PA Emergency Management
Monday October 29th, 2012 :: 06:11 p.m. EDT

Advisory

A Flood Warning for small streams is in effect for Washington County thru 11:45am on Tuesday October 30, 2012.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PITTSBURGH HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR URBAN AREAS AND SMALL STREAMS IN...
ALLEGHENY COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA...
ARMSTRONG COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA...
BEAVER COUNTY IN WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA...
BUTLER COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA...
CLARION COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA...
GREENE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA...
INDIANA COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA...
JEFFERSON COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA...
LAWRENCE COUNTY IN WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA...
WASHINGTON COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA...
PRESTON COUNTY IN NORTHERN WEST VIRGINIA...
OHIO COUNTY IN NORTHERN WEST VIRGINIA...
MONONGALIA COUNTY IN NORTHERN WEST VIRGINIA...
MARSHALL COUNTY IN NORTHERN WEST VIRGINIA...
MARION COUNTY IN NORTHERN WEST VIRGINIA...
HANCOCK COUNTY IN NORTHERN WEST VIRGINIA...
BROOKE COUNTY IN NORTHERN WEST VIRGINIA...
WETZEL COUNTY IN NORTHERN WEST VIRGINIA...
FAYETTE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA...
WESTMORELAND COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA...

* UNTIL 1145 AM EDT TUESDAY

* AT 543 PM EDT...RAINFALL OF OVER AN INCH HAD FALLEN ACROSS THE
WARNING AREA. HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT
PERIOD AS THE REMNANTS OF HURRICANE SANDY MOVE WEST ACROSS SOUTHERN
PENNSYLVANIA. GENERAL RAINFALL TOTALS MAY REACH 2 TO 3 INCHES BY
DAYBREAK TUESDAY WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.

* URBAN AREAS MAY EXPERIENCE SIGNIFICANT STREET FLOODING AS LEAVES
MAY CLOG LOCAL STORM DRAINAGE SYSTEMS. SMALL STREAMS AND CREEKS
WILL CONTINUE TO RISE INTO DAYBREAK TUESDAY. FLOW FROM THE SMALL
STREAMS FEEDING INTO THE LARGER STREAMS AND RIVERS WILL CAUSE
RISING STREAM AND RIVER LEVELS THROUGH TUESDAY.

A FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR HAS BEEN REPORTED.
STREAM RISES WILL BE SIGNIFICANT. ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHOULD TAKE
NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS IMMEDIATELY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

Address/Location
Borough of California, PA Emergency Management
225 3rd St
California, PA 15419

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 724-938-8878

John M.Mosher
Emergency Management
mo23@verizon.net


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