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Litchfield County, CT

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBANY HAS ISSUED AN

* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
EASTERN LITCHFIELD COUNTY IN NORTHERN CONNECTICUT...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF TORRINGTON...

* UNTIL 900 PM EDT

* AT 553 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
CLUSTER OF THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING URBAN AND SMALL
STREAM FLOODING ACROSS THE ADVISORY AREA. RADAR ESTIMATES
INDICATE THAT ONE TO TWO INCHES OF RAIN HAVE FALLEN WITHIN THE
PAST HOUR WITH AN ADDITIONAL ONE INCH OF RAIN POSSIBLE AS
ADDITIONAL SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS FORM ACROSS THE SAME AREA.

THIS RAINFALL MAY PRODUCE PONDING OF WATER ON
ROADWAYS...POOR DRAINAGE FLOODING...AND SMALL STREAMS AND CREEKS
TO SPILL THEIR BANKS BRIEFLY. MOTORISTS SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION IF
DRIVING IN THE ADVISORY AREA AND REMEMBER...TURN AROUND DONT DROWN!

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.

A FLOOD ADVISORY MEANS RIVER OR STREAM FLOWS ARE ELEVATED OR PONDING
OF WATER IN URBAN OR OTHER AREAS IS OCCURRING OR IS IMMINENT.

&&

LAT...LON 4155 7341 4204 7317 4204 7301 4197 7302
4198 7289 4191 7290 4186 7295 4184 7293
4182 7294 4179 7301 4164 7298 4161 7302
4161 7304 4156 7311 4154 7317

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