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Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 7:23 AM CST Feb. 23, 2018 – National Weather Service

... A Flood Warning remains in effect until 930 am CST for
Mississippi... Scott... New Madrid... southeastern Ripley... Stoddard and
Butler counties...

At 721 am CST, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated
persistent moderate to heavy rain over portions of far southeast
Missouri. Up to 2 to 3 inches of rain has already fallen since
Thursday evening. Even though the rain may let up in intensity in
some locations, flooding of low lying and poor drainage areas will
likely continue to some degree through the morning.

Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Poplar Bluff, Sikeston, Dexter, Charleston, Scott City, Portageville,
East Prairie, New Madrid, Chaffee, Cairo, Doniphan, Bernie,
Bloomfield, advance, Oran, Lilbourn, Miner, and Benton.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Please report flooding to your local law enforcement agency when you
can do so safely.

A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. All
interested parties should take necessary precautions immediately.


Lat... Lon 3643 8972 3639 8997 3663 8996 3663 9015
      3650 9022 3650 9113 3682 9065 3723 8962
      3725 8946 3704 8938 3699 8927 3707 8926
      3697 8910 3658 8921 3663 8937 3646 8948
      3657 8955 3658 8955 3657 8957 3634 8954


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Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 4:31 AM CST Feb. 23, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect through late Saturday night...

The Flood Watch continues for

* all of southern Illinois, southwest Indiana, western Kentucky,
and southeast Missouri.

* Through late Saturday night.

* Periods of showers and thunderstorms will produce another 2 to 4
inches of rainfall through Saturday night. Isolated higher
amounts will be possible. With saturated soil, the result will
be worsening areal flood problems and the potential for flash
flooding, especially Saturday afternoon and evening.

* The main flooding concern initially will be along small streams
and creeks that feed into already swollen rivers across the
region. Elsewhere, elevated water levels in low lying and poor
drainage areas may lead to standing water across some roads that
typically flood. However, a line of strong to severe
thunderstorms Saturday afternoon and evening may result in more
significant flash flooding over much of the region.


Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.



Drs


Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 4:31 AM CST Feb. 23, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect through late Saturday night...

The Flood Watch continues for

* all of southern Illinois, southwest Indiana, western Kentucky,
and southeast Missouri.

* Through late Saturday night.

* Periods of showers and thunderstorms will produce another 2 to 4
inches of rainfall through Saturday night. Isolated higher
amounts will be possible. With saturated soil, the result will
be worsening areal flood problems and the potential for flash
flooding, especially Saturday afternoon and evening.

* The main flooding concern initially will be along small streams
and creeks that feed into already swollen rivers across the
region. Elsewhere, elevated water levels in low lying and poor
drainage areas may lead to standing water across some roads that
typically flood. However, a line of strong to severe
thunderstorms Saturday afternoon and evening may result in more
significant flash flooding over much of the region.


Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.



Drs


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