PINELLAS County, Florida
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Flood Watch
FLZ050-139-142-148-149-151-239-242-248-249-251-022000-
/O.EXT.KTBW.FA.A.0005.000000T0000Z-150803T2000Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
PINELLAS-COASTAL LEVY-COASTAL CITRUS-COASTAL HERNANDO-
COASTAL PASCO-COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH-INLAND LEVY-INLAND CITRUS-
INLAND HERNANDO-INLAND PASCO-INLAND HILLSBOROUGH-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ST. PETERSBURG...CLEARWATER...LARGO...
CEDAR KEY...YANKEETOWN...CRYSTAL RIVER...HOMOSASSA...
HERNANDO BEACH...BAYPORT...PORT RICHEY...HUDSON...TAMPA...
APOLLO BEACH...WESTCHASE...CHIEFLAND...BRONSON...WILLISTON...
INVERNESS...BROOKSVILLE...SPRING HILL...DADE CITY...ZEPHYRHILLS...
BRANDON...PLANT CITY...SUN CITY CENTER
247 AM EDT SUN AUG 2 2015

...FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON...

THE FLOOD WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR

* PORTIONS OF FL AND WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA...INCLUDING THE
FOLLOWING IN FL...COASTAL ...CITRUS...COASTAL HERNANDO...
COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH...COASTAL LEVY...COASTAL PASCO...INLAND
CITRUS...INLAND HERNANDO...INLAND HILLSBOROUGH...INLAND LEVY
AND INLAND PASCO. IN WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA...PINELLAS.

* THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON

* THE POTENTIAL FOR EXCESSIVE RAINFALL THROUGH MONDAY WITH
LOCALIZED ACCUMULATION TOTALS EXCEEDING 6 INCHES.

* SATURATED SOILS AND THE POTENTIAL FOR ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINFALL
THROUGH MONDAY WILL INCREASE THE RISK OF AREAL AND STREET
FLOODING. IF POSSIBLE...CLEAR DRAINAGE SYSTEMS OF ANY DEBRIS
WHICH MAY BECOME CLOGGED IN FLOODING RAINS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT FLOODING IS POSSIBLE DURING THE NEXT
24 TO 36 HOURS. RESIDENTS LIVING IN FLOOD PRONE AREAS SHOULD TAKE
ACTION TO PROTECT PROPERTY.

&&

$$

Rip Current Statement
FLZ050-151-155-160-162-165-030000-
/O.CON.KTBW.RP.S.0020.000000T0000Z-150803T0000Z/
PINELLAS-COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH-COASTAL MANATEE-COASTAL SARASOTA-
COASTAL CHARLOTTE-COASTAL LEE-
307 AM EDT SUN AUG 2 2015

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

* RIP CURRENT TIMING...THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* RIP CURRENT IMPACTS...MARINE CONDITIONS SUPPORT STRONGER OR
MORE FREQUENT RIP CURRENTS. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...DO
NOT FIGHT IT BY TRYING TO SWIM BACK TO SHORE. TRY TO GET THE
ATTENTION OF LIFEGUARDS BY CALLING OUT OR WAVING YOUR HANDS.
IF YOU ARE ABLE OR IF NO HELP IS AVAILABLE...SWIM PARALLEL TO
THE BEACH UNTIL THE CURRENT WEAKENS...AND THEN SWIM TOWARD
SHORE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

&&

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