Flash Flood Warning issued May 21 at 5:07AM EDT until May 21 at 7:00AM EDT by NWS Wilmington NC

CFPUA , Severe Weather Alerts

Message: Alert
EVENT: Flash Flood Warning
The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for...
Northwestern Brunswick County in southeastern North Carolina...
East central Columbus County in southeastern North Carolina...

* Until 700 AM EDT.

* At 505 AM EDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing
heavy rain across the warned area. Up to 5 inches of rain have
fallen. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Honey Island.

Additional rainfall amounts of one to two inches are possible in the
warned area.
Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles. Never drive your vehicle into areas where
the water covers the road. Flood waters are usually deeper than they
appear. Flowing water may be powerful enough to sweep vehicles off
the road.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding. The water depth will be hard to determine and
washed out or damaged roads may be difficult to identify. Avoid
flooded areas or roads that have been closed. Keep a safe distance
from the banks of swiftly moving streams, creeks, and ditches. If
flash flooding is observed, turn around, don't drown.

Please report flooding to your local law enforcement agency when you
can do so safely.

A Flash Flood Warning means that dangerous flooding is imminent or
occurring.  Residents within the warned area should take immediate
precautions to protect life and property.
TARGET AREA: Columbus, NC; Brunswick, NC
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