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Flash Flood Warning

Status

New Event Expired

Start Time

Wed 05/15/2024 04:17 PM EDT

End Time

Wed 05/15/2024 10:15 PM EDT

Significance

Warning

Impacts

High impact

Flash floodradar indicated

Full Alert Message

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED Flash Flood Warning National Weather Service Caribou ME 417 PM EDT Wed May 15 2024 The National Weather Service in Caribou has issued a * Flash Flood Warning for... Central Piscataquis County in north central Maine... * Until 1015 PM EDT. * At 417 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated slow moving thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Between 1.5 and 3 inches of rain have fallen. The expected rainfall rate is 0.5 to 1 inch in 1 hour. Additional rainfall amounts of 0.5 to 1.5 inches are possible in the warned area. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly. HAZARD...Flash flooding caused by thunderstorms. SOURCE...Radar. IMPACT...Flash flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other poor drainage and low-lying areas. * Some locations that will experience flash flooding include... Frenchtown, Beaver Cove and Lily Bay. This will impact dirt roads and ATV trails in Frenchtown and Shawtown Township as well as Bowdoin College Grand East Township. Significant washouts are possible. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Flooding is occurring or is imminent. It is important to know where you are relative to streams, rivers, or creeks which can become killers in heavy rains. Campers and hikers should avoid streams or creeks. && LAT...LON 4552 6938 4564 6948 4570 6929 4561 6915 FLASH FLOOD...RADAR INDICATED EXPECTED RAINFALL RATE...0.5-1 INCH IN 1 HOUR