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Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch
Statement as of 12:51 AM EDT on July 05, 2015

The National Weather Service in Morristown has issued a

* Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for... western Polk County in east Tennessee... Bradley County in east Tennessee... Rhea County in east Tennessee... McMinn County in east Tennessee... Meigs County in east Tennessee... Hamilton County in east Tennessee...

* until 345 am EDT

* at 1248 am EDT...Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to showers and thunderstorms moving across the area. This will cause Urban and Small Stream flooding in the advisory area. Around one inch of rain has already fallen during the past hour on already saturated ground.

* Some locations that may experience flooding include...parts of Chattanooga...Cleveland...Athens...Dayton...Decatur...Benton... Soddy-Daisy...Signal Mountain...Etowah...Spring City...Walden... Lakesite...Charleston...Harrison...South Cleveland...East Cleveland...Fairmount...Wildwood Lake...Red Bank and Collegedale.

Additional rainfall of one half inch or more is possible during the next hour or two over the area. This additional rain will cause minor flooding.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause ponding of water in urban areas...highways...streets and underpasses as well as other poor drainage areas and low lying spots. Do not attempt to travel across flooded roads. Find alternate routes.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams...as well as farm and country roads. Do not attempt to travel across flooded roads. Find alternate routes.

Do not drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the roadway. The water depth may be too great to allow your car to cross safely. Move to higher ground.

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1025 PM EDT Sat Jul 4 2015

...Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through Sunday evening...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of southwest North Carolina...east Tennessee and southwest Virginia...including the following areas...in southwest North Carolina...Cherokee and Clay. In east Tennessee...Anderson...Bledsoe...Blount Smoky Mountains... Bradley...Campbell...Claiborne...Cocke Smoky Mountains...east Polk...Grainger...Hamblen...Hamilton...Hancock...Hawkins... Jefferson...Johnson...Knox...Loudon...Marion...McMinn... Meigs...Morgan...NW Blount...north Sevier...northwest Carter... northwest Cocke...northwest Greene...northwest Monroe... Rhea... Roane...Scott TN...Sequatchie...Sevier Smoky Mountains... southeast Carter...southeast Greene...southeast Monroe... Sullivan...Unicoi...Union...Washington TN and west Polk. In southwest Virginia...Lee...Russell...Scott... Washington and wise.

* Through Sunday evening

* abundant moisture and a large scale storm system... will produce rounds of showers and a few thunderstorms.

* Widespread rains...locally heavy at times...may cause flash flooding through Sunday.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions are favorable for heavy rain...which may lead to flooding in and near the watch area. If you are in the watch area....keep an eye out for rising water or water over roadways. Keep informed...and be ready for action if flooding is observed or if a Flood Warning is issued. If you come to a closed or flooded Road...turn around! Don't drown!

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