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Displaying AFOS PIL: FFSLWX Received: 2018-05-27 21:41 UTC


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WGUS71 KLWX 272141
FFSLWX

Flash Flood Statement
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
541 PM EDT SUN MAY 27 2018

MDC005-027-272330-
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Howard MD-Baltimore MD-
541 PM EDT SUN MAY 27 2018

...THIS IS A FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY FOR ELLICOTT CITY AND 
CATONSVILLE AND SURROUNDING AREAS...

...THE FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 730 PM EDT FOR
EAST CENTRAL HOWARD AND SOUTHWESTERN BALTIMORE COUNTIES...

At 538 PM EDT, there have been numerous reports of significant flash 
flooding, roads flooded, streams flooded, and flood damage 
throughout the area. HEAVY RAIN HAS MOVED BACK INTO THIS AREA. THOSE 
CURRENTLY RESPONDING TO EARLIER FLASH FLOODING MUST SEEK HIGHER 
GROUND IMMEDIATELY AS A NEW ROUND OF FLOODING IS IMMINENT! THIS NEW 
FLOODING COULD BE MORE SIGNIFICANT THAN THE INITIAL ROUND! YOU MUST 
GO TO THE HIGHEST POSSIBLE LOCATION IMMEDIATELY AND STAY AWAY FROM 
ANYWHERE WHERE THERE IS WATER OR COULD BE WATER!!!

This is a FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY for Ellicott City and Catonsville. 
This is a PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION. SEEK HIGHER GROUND NOW!

Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Ellicott City, Catonsville, Woodlawn, Arbutus, Ilchester and Oella. 

This includes the following streams and drainages...Dead Run...Red
Hill Branch...Patapsco River...Sucker Branch...Maidens Choice Run...
East Branch...Little Patuxent River and Herbert Run.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Move to higher ground now. This is an extremely dangerous and
life-threatening situation. Do not attempt to travel unless you are
fleeing an area subject to flooding or under an evacuation order.

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Move to higher ground now. Act quickly to protect your life.

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LAT...LON 3928 7671 3927 7670 3924 7670 3924 7678
      3925 7687 3927 7688 3931 7671

$$

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