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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
539 PM EDT MON OCT 17 2005

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A
* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR A DAM FAILURE IN...

BRISTOL COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST MASSACHUSETTS

THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF TAUNTON * UNTIL 1145 PM EDT
* AT 539 PM EDT...LOCAL OFFICIALS CONTINUE TO TELL US THAT THE

WHITTENTON POND DAM ON THE MILL RIVER MAY FAIL AT ANYTIME. THE MAYOR OF TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A STATE OF EMERGENCY AND EVACUATIONS ARE ORDERED FOR PARTS OF TAUNTON DOWNSTREAM OF THE DAM. THE DAM IS 12 FEET HIGH IF IT FAILS AN APPROXIMATELY 8 FOOT FLOOD WAVE WOULD OCCUR WITH A 4 TO 6 FOOT FLOOD WAVE INTO PARTS OF TAUNTON THAT ARE DOWNSTREAM.

* AFFECTED LOCATIONS INCLUDE TAUNTON THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND LIFE THREATENING SITUATION. IF YOU ARE IN AN AREA WHERE AN EVACUATION HAS BEEN ORDERED, LEAVE IMMEDIATELY!

 
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