National Weather Service issues urban and small stream flood advisories for Martin and Indian River

11:10 a.m. UPDATE: The National Weather Service has issued urban and small stream flood advisories for southeastern Indian River County until 12:45 p.m. and northeastern Martin County until 1 p.m.

At 10:40 a.m., National Weather Service radar indicated very heavy rain in southeastern Indian River County. Nearly two and a half inches was reported by an observer near Vero Beach Airport since 9 a.m. Additional rainfall of up to one inch is possible through noon today.

At 11 a.m., radar picked up more heavy rain falling in northeastern Martin County. More than an inch of additional rain is expected before the clouds clear Sunday.

Locations in the advisory areas include Vero Beach and Gifford in Indian River County, and Stuart, Port Salerno, Palm City, Hobe Sound and Jensen Beach in Martin.

Motorists should deactivate cruise control and slow down in heavy rainfall to reduce the risk of hydroplaning. Leave a safe distance between your car and other vehicles.

Do not drive into areas where water covers the roadway. The water may be too deep to allow your car to cross safely.

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