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Flood Statement
National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA
818 PM EST Sat Jan 28 2023

...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Rhode
Island...Connecticut...Massachusetts...

  Pawcatuck River At Westerly affecting New London and Washington
  Counties.

  Taunton River Near Bridgewater affecting Plymouth and Bristol
  Counties.

For the Pawcatuck River...including Wood River Junction, Westerly...
Minor flooding is forecast.
For the Taunton River...including Bridgewater...Minor flooding is
forecast.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Additional information is available at www.weather.gov.

The next statement will be issued this evening at 1000 PM EST.

&&


CTC011-RIC009-291200-
/O.CON.KBOX.FL.W.0003.000000T0000Z-230129T1200Z/
/WSTR1.1.ER.230126T0510Z.230127T0100Z.230129T0600Z.UU/
818 PM EST Sat Jan 28 2023

...FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL TOMORROW MORNING...

* WHAT...Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.

* WHERE...Pawcatuck River At Westerly.

* WHEN...Until tomorrow morning.

* IMPACTS...At 7.0 feet, Minor lowland flooding occurs along the
  Pawcatuck River. Along Route 3 in Hopkinton, floodwaters encroach
  on lowest lying homes in French Village.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...
  - At 10:00 AM EST Saturday the stage was 7.2 feet.
  - Recent Activity...The maximum river stage in the 24 hours
    ending at 10:00 AM EST Saturday was 7.5 feet.
  - Forecast...The river is expected to fall below flood stage
    just after midnight tonight and continue falling to 6.5 feet
    late Tuesday morning.
  - Flood stage is 7.0 feet.
  - Flood History...This crest compares to a previous crest of
    7.2 feet on 03/23/1977.
  - http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood

&&

LAT...LON 4134 7189 4144 7188 4146 7177 4135 7174
      4131 7185


$$

BW

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