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FLOOD WARNING: Bladen and Columbus Counties

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FLOOD WARNING FOR...
  BLADEN COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA
  COLUMBUS COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA
  ROBESON COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA

* UNTIL 100 PM EDT

* AT 1000 AM EDT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR SHOWED
SHOWERS AND A FEW THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAIN INCREASING IN
COVERAGE ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. RAINFALL RATES ON THE ORDER OF ONE
INCH AN HOUR ARE EXPECTED. THIS RAIN WILL BE FALLING ON SATURATED
SOILS AND SO FLOODING IS EXPECTED...ESPECIALLY IN LOW-LYING AND POOR
DRAINAGE AREAS AS WELL AS URBAN AREAS. SMALL STREAMS AND CREEKS MAY
OVERFLOW THEIR BANKS.

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS THROUGH 1 PM ARE EXPECTED TO REACH 2 TO
3 INCHES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

HEAVY RAINFALL CAN CAUSE FLOODING...ESPECIALLY IN FLOOD PRONE
LOCATIONS. FLOODING MAY BECOME PRONOUNCED IN LOCATIONS SUCH AS LOW
LYING AREAS NEAR STREAMS AND CREEKS...DRAINAGE DITCHES...RETENTION
PONDS...AND LOW SPOTS ALONG ROADWAYS. KEEP A SAFE DISTANCE FROM THE
FLOODED BANKS OF STREAMS...CREEKS AND DITCHES. KEEP CHILDREN AWAY
FROM FLOODED DRAINAGE DITCHES. DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH FLOODED AREAS...
YOUR VEHICLE MAY STALL LEAVING YOU STRANDED.

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