Boca Raton Faces Possble Flooding As Heavy Rain Hammers The Area Friday Night and Saurday Morning

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — A flash flood advisory is in effect for Boca Raton as torrential rains batter the area. Here is the latest from the National Weather Service:

FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
1025 PM EDT FRI OCT 28 2011

FLC011-099-290600-
/O.CON.KMFL.FF.W.0002.000000T0000Z-111029T0600Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
BROWARD FL-PALM BEACH FL-
1025 PM EDT FRI OCT 28 2011

…A FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 200 AM EDT FOR
SOUTHEASTERN PALM BEACH AND NORTHEASTERN BROWARD COUNTIES…

AT 1014 PM EDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TO
INDICATE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING FLASH FLOODING OVER THE WARNED
AREA…ESPECIALLY IN THE DELRAY BEACH AREA.

FLOODED ROADS WITH STALLED CARS HAVE BEEN REPORTED BY THE DELRAY
BEACH POLICE DEPARTMENT ALONG THE 440 BLOCK OF SOUTH CONGRESS
AVENUE…LYNTON ROAD AND CONGRESS AVENUE…THE 600 BLOCK OF
LINDELL BOULEVARD…SOUTHBOUND LANES OF MILITARY TRAIL AND ATLANTIC
AVENUES.

TORRENTIAL RAIN WITH RATES OF 3 INCHES AN HOUR CONTINUES OVER
SOUTHEASTERN PALM BEACH COUNTY. SIGNIFICANT FLOODING WILL CONTINUE…
AND FLOOD WATERS WILL LIKELY BEGIN TO AFFECT STRUCTURES SOON IF
THESE HEAVY RAINS PERSIST MUCH LONGER.

TORRENTIAL RAIN IS OCCURRING INTO BROWARD COUNTY AS WELL…FROM
PARKLAND AND CORAL SPRINGS TO SUNRISE. THESE AREAS ARE IN THE
FLASH FLOOD WARNING AS WELL…WITH SIGNIFICANT STREET FLOODING
LIKELY.

LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO MISSION
BAY…WHISPER WALK…DELRAY BEACH AND BOCA RATON

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE
DANGERS OF FLOODING. IF FLASH FLOODING IS OBSERVED ACT QUICKLY. MOVE
UP TO HIGHER GROUND TO ESCAPE FLOOD WATERS. DO NOT STAY IN AREAS
SUBJECT TO FLOODING WHEN WATER BEGINS RISING.

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.

&&

LAT…LON 2636 8006 2613 8024 2617 8038 2649 8022
2648 8005

$$

GREGORIA

FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
922 PM EDT FRI OCT 28 2011

FLC011-099-290300-
/O.CON.KMFL.FA.Y.0163.000000T0000Z-111029T0300Z/
/00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
BROWARD FL-PALM BEACH FL-
922 PM EDT FRI OCT 28 2011

…THE URBAN FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 PM EDT FOR
SOUTHEASTERN PALM BEACH AND NORTHEASTERN BROWARD COUNTIES…

AT 918 PM EDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED
TO INDICATE TORRENTIAL RAINS CENTERED OVER BOCA WEST. RADAR
ESTIMATES AROUND 3.5 INCHES OF RAIN HAS FALLEN IN THE BOCA WEST
AREA IN JUST OVER AN HOUR. STREET FLOODING HAS BEEN REPORTED AT
LYONS AND GLADES ROADS.

ADDITIONAL THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAIN WERE OCCURRING IN A BAND
FROM BOYNTON BEACH EXTENDING SOUTHWEST TO THE TAMARAC AND SUNRISE
AREA. RAINFALL RATES OF UP TO 3 INCHES AN HOUR ARE EXPECTED…WHICH
COULD LIKELY WILL LEAD TO ISOLATED STREET FLOODING.

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. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS MAKE THE
SMART CHOICE…TURN AROUND…DONT DROWN.

LAT…LON 2643 8005 2640 8006 2639 8006 2633 8006
2611 8027 2613 8042 2654 8026 2653 8005

$$

GREGORIA

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