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Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 10:49 PM CST Feb. 24, 2018 – National Weather Service

The Flood Warning continues for
the Ohio River at Grand Chain dam
* until further notice.
* At 9:00 PM Saturday the stage was 52.8 feet.
* Flood stage is 42.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 56.0 feet by
Wednesday morning. Additional rises may be possible thereafter.


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




1049 PM CST Sat Feb 24 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the Ohio River at Brookport dam
* until further notice.
* At 7:00 PM Saturday the stage was 48.3 feet.
* Flood stage is 37.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 50.5 feet by
Wednesday morning. Additional rises may be possible thereafter.
* Impact... at 50.0 feet... flooding begins in Joppa Illinois.


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





1049 PM CST Sat Feb 24 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the Ohio River at Paducah
* until further notice.
* At 10:00 PM Saturday the stage was 47.1 feet.
* Flood stage is 39.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 49.0 feet by
early Wednesday morning then begin falling.
* Impact... at 49.5 feet... the first gate is closed in the floodwall in
Paducah.


Lat... Lon 3715 8861 3715 8852 3707 8837 3697 8854
      3709 8872




1243 PM CST Sat Feb 24 2018

The National Weather Service in Paducah has extended the

* Flood Warning for...
Massac County in southern Illinois...
southern Pope County in southern Illinois...
Calloway County in western Kentucky...
Livingston County in western Kentucky...
Crittenden County in western Kentucky...
Caldwell County in western Kentucky...
Marshall County in western Kentucky...
McCracken County in western Kentucky...
Trigg County in western Kentucky...
southwestern Hopkins County in northwestern Kentucky...
Graves County in western Kentucky...
Lyon County in western Kentucky...

* until 300 PM CST Sunday

* at 1240 PM CST, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing
heavy rain which will cause flooding were moving into the warned
area. Since Thursday, widespread rainfalll radar estimates of one
and half to three and a half inches of rain fallen across the
warned area.

Additional rainfall amounts of one to two inches is expected to fall
between 1 PM until midnight this Saturday. This will only cause
already swollen creeks and streams to rise and keep low-lying
roadways flooded. Anyone planning travel overnight should be extra
cautious and avoid flooded areas, when it is more difficult to see
the dangers.

Should intense, but short duration rainfall occur at any one
location that may cause a hazard to life and property, a Flash Flood
Warning could be issued for that area as well.

This Flood Warning may be cancelled earlier on Sunday, should water
recede faster than expected from flooded areas. Please report any
flooding to law enforcement, so that they can relay it to the
National Weather Service in Paducah.

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 3695 8881 3730 8893 3742 8839 3740 8836
      3752 8800 3747 8798 3748 8793 3741 8793
      3742 8786 3737 8781 3732 8785 3732 8780
      3720 8777 3715 8768 3700 8773 3696 8766
      3664 8770 3668 8807 3651 8804 3650 8881


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