Coastal Manatee Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Flood Warning
Statement as of 10:23 AM EDT on August 30, 2015

The National Weather Service in Tampa FL has issued a

* Flood Warning for
the Manatee River near Myakka Head.
* From Monday afternoon until Thursday evening.
* At 9 am Sunday the stage was... 7.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 11.0 feet.
* The river is forecast to rise above flood stage by mondy afternoon
and continue to rise to near 13.8 feet by Tuesday early afternoon. The river
is expected to fall below flood stage by Thursday early afternoon.
* Impact... at 11.0 feet... private Road and bridge 1 mile downstream flood.
Agricultural, rural Kibler area begins to flood.
* Flood history... this crest compares to a previous crest of 13.7 feet on Jul 25

             Fld observed forecast 8am
location stg stg day time Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

Myakka Head 11 7.0 sun 09 am 10.6 13.6 13.5 11.5 9.3

Lat... Lon 2746 8217 2743 8224 2745 8233 2752 8233
2751 8224 2753 8224

Areal Flood Watch
Statement as of 6:37 AM EDT on August 30, 2015

... Flood Watch remains in effect through Monday evening...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of FL and Florida... including the following in ...
FL... coastal Charlotte... coastal Hernando... coastal
Hillsborough... coastal Lee... coastal Manatee... coastal
Pasco... coastal Sarasota... inland Charlotte... inland
Hernando... inland Hillsborough... inland Lee... inland
Manatee... inland Pasco and inland Sarasota. In
Florida... DeSoto... Hardee... Highlands... Pinellas and Polk.

* Through Monday evening

* deep tropical moisture over the region combined with the
tropical moisture from the remnants of Erika moving into the
southeastern Gulf of Mexico will create a threat for very heavy
rainfall across west central and southwest Florida today through
Monday. 3 to 5 inches of rain with locally higher amounts is

* Heavy rain may create significant flooding of streets... urban
areas... and low lying flood prone areas. Additional river
flooding may develop across west central Florida... and
flooding will likely be exacerbated on rivers currently in

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means that flooding is possible during the next
24 to 36 hours. Residents living in flood prone areas should take
action to protect property.