Southeast United States floods, September 18-23, 2009
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Southeast United States floods, September 18-23, 2009

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    "Copious moisture drawn into the southeastern United States from the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico produced showers and thunderstorms from Friday, September 18, through Monday, September 21, 2009. Rainfall amounts across the region totaled 5-7 inches, with locally higher amounts near 20 inches. The northern two-thirds of Georgia, Alabama, and southeastern Tennessee were hardest hit with the southeasterly low-level winds providing favorable upslope flow. Flash flood and areal flooding were widespread with significant impacts continuing through Wednesday, September 23, 2009. Eleven fatalities were directly attributed to this flooding. Due to the significant effects of the event, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Weather Service formed a service assessment team to evaluate the National Weather Service's performance before and during the record flooding. The findings and recommendations from this assessment will improve the quality of National Weather Service products and services and enhance the ability of the Weather Service to provide an increase in public education and awareness materials relating to flash flooding, areal flooding, and river flooding. The ultimate goal of this report is to help the National Weather Service meet its mission of protecting lives and property and enhancing the national economy"--Preface.
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    "May 2010."

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