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Flash Flood Warning
Issued: 10:41 AM CDT Apr. 30, 2017 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for...
northwestern Hardin County in southern Illinois...
Massac County in southern Illinois...
Pope County in southern Illinois...
central Johnson County in southern Illinois...
south central Saline County in southern Illinois...
Fulton County in western Kentucky...
Hickman County in western Kentucky...
Carlisle County in western Kentucky...
McCracken County in western Kentucky...
Ballard County in western Kentucky...
Graves County in western Kentucky...

* until 145 PM CDT

* at 1039 am CDT, Hickman County Kentucky emergency management
reported heavy rain still ongoing across the warned area, with at
least one water Rescue ongoing. Waters were still reported high
with several roadways in jeopardy of flooding. Flash flooding is
already occurring and is likely to expand in coverage, even if
rain wanes, as waters continue to rise. The entire warned area is
receiving similar rainfall, so flash flooding is expected at least
in parts of all of the warned area.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Paducah, Mayfield, Metropolis, Fulton, Hickman, Vienna, Clinton, La
Center, Bardwell, Wickliffe, Reidland, Lone Oak, Brookport, Barlow,
Golconda, Karnak, Cayce, Massac, Hendron and Lynnville.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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

Move to higher ground now. Act quickly to protect your life.


Lat... Lon 3663 8937 3657 8923 3666 8916 3697 8910
      3703 8918 3718 8907 3723 8893 3730 8893
      3729 8904 3734 8903 3760 8873 3761 8840
      3729 8851 3713 8843 3707 8853 3708 8857
      3702 8848 3650 8849 3650 8942 3651 8942



1021 PM CDT Sat Apr 29 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
the Ohio River at Grand Chain dam
* until further notice.
* At 10:00 PM Saturday the stage was 43.3 feet.
* Flood stage is 42.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 48.5 feet by
Saturday... may 6.
* Impact... at 48.0 feet... water reaches the power house at lock and
dam 53.


Lat... Lon 3727 8908 3727 8884 3714 8888 3709 8907
      3717 8916




1021 PM CDT Sat Apr 29 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
the Ohio River at Brookport dam.
* From late Sunday night until further notice.
* At 9:00 PM Saturday the stage was 36.6 feet.
* Flood stage is 37.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... rise above flood stage by Monday morning and
continue to rise to near 40.5 feet by Friday evening.


Lat... Lon 3727 8884 3715 8861 3709 8872 3714 8888





Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 9:04 AM CDT Apr. 30, 2017 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued a

* urban and small stream flood advisory for...
Pulaski County in southern Illinois...
Pope County in southern Illinois...
central Johnson County in southern Illinois...
eastern Alexander County in southern Illinois...
Massac County in southern Illinois...
McCracken County in western Kentucky...
Ballard County in western Kentucky...
Fulton County in western Kentucky...
Hickman County in western Kentucky...
Carlisle County in western Kentucky...
Graves County in western Kentucky...
Mississippi County in southeastern Missouri...
southeastern Scott County in southeastern Missouri...
New Madrid County in southeastern Missouri...
southeastern Stoddard County in southeastern Missouri...

* until 100 PM CDT

* at 903 am CDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to
thunderstorms. This will cause urban and small stream flooding in
the advisory area.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Paducah, Sikeston, Mayfield, Metropolis, Charleston, East prairie,
New Madrid, Cairo, Fulton, Hickman, Bernie, Vienna, Clinton,
Lilbourn, La Center, Miner, Bardwell, Wickliffe, Lone Oak and
Reidland.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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


Lat... Lon 3663 8996 3663 9013 3719 8926 3732 8921
      3733 8925 3733 8904 3760 8872 3760 8841
      3743 8841 3739 8847 3729 8851 3714 8843
      3707 8846 3707 8853 3708 8857 3702 8848
      3650 8849 3651 8932 3647 8996




416 am CDT sun Apr 30 2017

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through late tonight...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of southern Illinois, southwest Indiana, western
Kentucky, and southeast Missouri, including the following
areas, in southern Illinois, Alexander, Edwards, Franklin,
Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson,
Massac, Perry IL, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Union, Wabash, Wayne
IL, white, and Williamson. In southwest Indiana, Gibson, Pike,
Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Warrick. In western Kentucky,
Ballard, Carlisle, Daviess, Fulton, Henderson, Hickman,
McCracken, and Union KY. In southeast Missouri, Bollinger,
Butler, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Mississippi, New Madrid, Perry
MO, Ripley, Scott, Stoddard, and Wayne MO.

* Through late tonight

* the Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for all of southeastern
Missouri, southern Illinois, southwestern Indiana, and a few
border counties of western Kentucky along the Ohio and
Mississippi rivers. Another thunderstorm complex early this
morning is dumping heavy rain across the watch area, which is
worsening flooding conditions. Significant additional rainfall
is likely today, which could produce locally life-threatening
flash flooding. The Current River in the Ozark foothills of
southeast Missouri is forecast to reach a record flood crest
today. Five to nine inches of rain have already fallen over
parts of the watch area in the past couple days, and an
additional couple of inches are expected to occur before the
storm system exits the area tonight. Again, the heaviest
rainfall is expected in the Missouri Ozark foothills. Locally
higher amounts are also possible where numerous thunderstorms
move across the same area.

* In addition to flash flooding of roadways and streams, the heavy
rainfall is expected to cause further rises on many of the area
rivers, particularly the smaller rivers in southeast Missouri,
such as the Saint Francis, black, and current rivers. Given the
widespread rainfall across the region, other larger river
systems, such as the Mississippi and Ohio rivers will see rises
in water levels occur in early may. Due to the prolonged period
of rain, some of the flash flood warnings that are issued may be
converted to areal flood warnings after the rain diminishes.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
once flash flood warnings are issued.




Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 9:04 AM CDT Apr. 30, 2017 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued a

* urban and small stream flood advisory for...
Pulaski County in southern Illinois...
Pope County in southern Illinois...
central Johnson County in southern Illinois...
eastern Alexander County in southern Illinois...
Massac County in southern Illinois...
McCracken County in western Kentucky...
Ballard County in western Kentucky...
Fulton County in western Kentucky...
Hickman County in western Kentucky...
Carlisle County in western Kentucky...
Graves County in western Kentucky...
Mississippi County in southeastern Missouri...
southeastern Scott County in southeastern Missouri...
New Madrid County in southeastern Missouri...
southeastern Stoddard County in southeastern Missouri...

* until 100 PM CDT

* at 903 am CDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to
thunderstorms. This will cause urban and small stream flooding in
the advisory area.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Paducah, Sikeston, Mayfield, Metropolis, Charleston, East prairie,
New Madrid, Cairo, Fulton, Hickman, Bernie, Vienna, Clinton,
Lilbourn, La Center, Miner, Bardwell, Wickliffe, Lone Oak and
Reidland.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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


Lat... Lon 3663 8996 3663 9013 3719 8926 3732 8921
      3733 8925 3733 8904 3760 8872 3760 8841
      3743 8841 3739 8847 3729 8851 3714 8843
      3707 8846 3707 8853 3708 8857 3702 8848
      3650 8849 3651 8932 3647 8996




416 am CDT sun Apr 30 2017

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through late tonight...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of southern Illinois, southwest Indiana, western
Kentucky, and southeast Missouri, including the following
areas, in southern Illinois, Alexander, Edwards, Franklin,
Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson,
Massac, Perry IL, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Union, Wabash, Wayne
IL, white, and Williamson. In southwest Indiana, Gibson, Pike,
Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Warrick. In western Kentucky,
Ballard, Carlisle, Daviess, Fulton, Henderson, Hickman,
McCracken, and Union KY. In southeast Missouri, Bollinger,
Butler, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Mississippi, New Madrid, Perry
MO, Ripley, Scott, Stoddard, and Wayne MO.

* Through late tonight

* the Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for all of southeastern
Missouri, southern Illinois, southwestern Indiana, and a few
border counties of western Kentucky along the Ohio and
Mississippi rivers. Another thunderstorm complex early this
morning is dumping heavy rain across the watch area, which is
worsening flooding conditions. Significant additional rainfall
is likely today, which could produce locally life-threatening
flash flooding. The Current River in the Ozark foothills of
southeast Missouri is forecast to reach a record flood crest
today. Five to nine inches of rain have already fallen over
parts of the watch area in the past couple days, and an
additional couple of inches are expected to occur before the
storm system exits the area tonight. Again, the heaviest
rainfall is expected in the Missouri Ozark foothills. Locally
higher amounts are also possible where numerous thunderstorms
move across the same area.

* In addition to flash flooding of roadways and streams, the heavy
rainfall is expected to cause further rises on many of the area
rivers, particularly the smaller rivers in southeast Missouri,
such as the Saint Francis, black, and current rivers. Given the
widespread rainfall across the region, other larger river
systems, such as the Mississippi and Ohio rivers will see rises
in water levels occur in early may. Due to the prolonged period
of rain, some of the flash flood warnings that are issued may be
converted to areal flood warnings after the rain diminishes.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
once flash flood warnings are issued.




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