Alert: Flash Flood Warning issued December 27 at 1:29PM CST expiring December 27 at 3:30PM CST by NWS Jackson MS

Event: Flash Flood Warning
Sender Name: NWS Jackson MS
Issued: 2014-12-27T13:29:24-06:00
Expires: 2014-12-27T15:30:00-06:00
WEA Text: Flash Flood Warning this area til 3:30 PM CST. Avoid flood areas. Check local media. -NWS
Description: THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSON HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR…
NORTHERN FORREST COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI…
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…PETAL…HATTIESBURG…
CENTRAL LAMAR COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI…
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF WEST HATTIESBURG…

* UNTIL 330 PM CST

* AT 126 PM CST…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
FLASH FLOODING FROM A THUNDERSTORM OVER THE WARNED AREA. ESTIMATED
RADAR RAINFALL AMOUNTS…ON THE ORDER OF ONE TO TWO
INCHES…HAVE OCCURRED IN THE PAST HOUR. THE HATTIESBURG CHAIN AIRPORT
HAS REPORTED NEARLY AN INCH AND A QUARTER OF RAIN SINCE NOON.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO
MACEDONIA…RAWLS SPRINGS AND SUNRISE

RAPID RAINFALL RATES WILL CAUSE FLASH FLOODING OF LOW LYING AND POOR
DRAINAGE AREAS…PARTICULARLY IN URBAN LOCATIONS IN THE HATTIESBURG
VICINITY. WHILE RAINFALL MAY TAPER OFF FOR A TIME DURING THE WARNING…
ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINFALL IS LIKELY LATER THIS AFTERNOON INTO TONIGHT
WHICH COULD CAUSE MORE FLASH FLOODING.
Instruction: MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO
AREAS WHERE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS
MAKE THE SMART CHOICE…TURN AROUND…DONT DROWN.

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL
CREEKS AND STREAMS…URBAN AREAS…HIGHWAYS…STREETS AND UNDERPASSES
AS WELL AS OTHER DRAINAGE AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS.

Link to more Info: http://www.weather.gov
Urgency: Immediate
Severity: Severe
Certainty: Likely
Categories: Met,
Area Description: Forrest; Lamar

Message Identifier: NWS-141029-679385-650606
CAP MessageType: Alert
Added note: – Flash Flood Warnings warnings