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Flood Advisory issued for several counties

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Posted at 6:42 PM, May 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-21 00:33:22-04

CINCINNATI -- The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Advisory for the following counties until midnight. 

OHIO 

  • Clermont 
  • Brown 
  • Warren 
  • Highland 
  • Clinton 

KENTUCKY

  • Bracken
  • Campbell 
  • Grant 
  • Pendleton

DEFINITIONS:

A Flash Flood Warning is issued when a flash flood is imminent or occurring. If you are in a flood prone area move immediately to high ground. A flash flood is a sudden violent flood that can take from minutes to hours to develop. It is even possible to experience a flash flood in areas not immediately receiving rain.

A Flood Advisory alerts the public to flooding which is generally only an inconvenience (not life-threatening) to those living in the affected area. Issued when heavy rain will cause flooding of streets and low-lying places in urban areas. Also used if small rural or urban streams are expected to reach or exceed bank full. Some damage to homes or roads could occur.

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