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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Urban Flood Advisory 4:48 p.m., December 9th

The National Weather Service in Portland has issued an

* Urban Flood Advisory for minor flooding of poor drainage areas
in............ western Cowlitz County in southwest Washington...

* until 1045 PM PST.

* At 448 PM PST National Weather Service weather radar and weather
spotters reported very heavy rain over northwest Oregon and
southwest Washington. Rain... heavy at times is expected to
continue this evening... before decreasing late in the evening.

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 drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the
roadway. The water depth may be too great to allow your car to cross

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