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Flood Warning
Issued: 11:04 AM CST Feb. 25, 2018 – National Weather Service

The Flood Warning continues for
the Patoka river near Princeton
* until further notice.
* At 10:45 am Sunday the stage was 19.6 feet.
* Flood stage is 18.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 23.0 feet by
Thursday morning then begin falling.
* Impact... at 22.0 feet... flooding affects mainly farmland. Seasonal
camping trailers closest to the river become inundated.


Lat... Lon 3842 8770 3843 8747 3839 8741 3836 8741
      3837 8747 3839 8771




1027 am CST sun Feb 25 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the White River at Hazleton.
* Until further notice.
* Flood stage is 16.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river is forecast to have a maximum value of 25.9
feet Wednesday morning.
* At 26.0 feet... people in residential Cabins on the riverward side of
the levee generally relocate. Many local roads are completely
impassable. Oil fields are inaccessible. The remaining water
pumps are installed on the west end of Hazleton.


Lat... Lon 3851 8744 3844 8760 3841 8773 3843 8773
      3852 8755 3854 8744




1127 am EST sun Feb 25 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the White River at Petersburg.
* Until further notice.
* At 9:30 am Sunday the stage was 22.1 feet.
* Flood stage is 16.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 25.3 feet by
Wednesday morning then begin falling.
* At 25.0 feet... a flood has exceeded this level each year since
January 2004, 6 out of 7 years since may 2002 and 10 times since
may 1990. Of these 10 recent floods, 7 of them have exceeded the
25.8 foot mark with the January 2005 flood the largest since
January 1937. Prior to may 1990, one must go back to March 1964
for a flood above 25 feet and back to may 1961 for a flood over 26
feet. The greatest known flood to strike the Petersburg area
occurred in March 1913.


Lat... Lon 3852 8722 3850 8729 3851 8744 3854 8744
      3855 8736 3853 8729 3856 8723




1127 am EST sun Feb 25 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the White River at Edwardsport.
* Until Monday March 05.
* At 7:00 am Sunday the stage was 20.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 15.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 22.5 feet by
Tuesday morning. The river will fall below flood stage Monday
morning.
* At 22.9 feet... a 25 foot section of levee unit 8 failed at this
level on March 6 2011... flooding local roads behind the levee.
Flooding not nearly as bad as June 2008 levee failure. Flooding
was very close to one of the June 2008 failures.


Lat... Lon 3885 8712 3877 8723 3855 8723 3855 8726
      3879 8729 3887 8715




1027 am CST sun Feb 25 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the Wabash River at Mount Carmel.
* Until further notice.
* At 8:45 am Sunday the stage was 21.4 feet.
* Flood stage is 19.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 29.9 feet by
Sunday morning then begin falling.
* At 30.0 feet... extensive flooding in progress on the northern
outskirts of Mount Carmel and in western Gibson County Indiana with
some evacuations needed. Flooding may cause some evacuations and
relocation of motorized land vehicles. Numerous local river roads
are flooded. Beall Woods State Park has 160-200 acres flooded.
High water backs up into Bon pas creek. Browns, Illinois may be
surrounded by water if heavy local rain occurs. River is 3 miles
wide at I-64.


Lat... Lon 3846 8765 3828 8781 3822 8794 3822 8800
      3827 8800 3847 8777




856 am CST sun Feb 25 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the Wabash River at New Harmony
* until further notice.
* At 8:30 am Sunday the stage was 16.4 feet.
* Flood stage is 15.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 21.7 feet by
Monday morning... March 5th.
* Impact... at 21.0 feet... the river is 3 miles wide at I-64.


Lat... Lon 3816 8799 3815 8790 3797 8799 3781 8801
      3780 8809 3789 8810




Public Information Statement
Issued: 1:12 PM CST Feb. 25, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Quad state residents and travelers urged to avoid flooded areas...

Although the rain is gone and the over land flood warnings from
the National Weather Service in Paducah have been lifted, you
strongly urged to stay away from flooded roadways and low lying
areas the next few days.

Many Highway and emergency management crews have placed Road closure
signs up across many of the flooded roadways across the region.
Several roads across the area have been seriously damaged due to
the excessive rainfall this past week.

Please do not attempt to travel around these signs or barricades.
They have been put up for your safety! You are placing yourself
and those who may have to Rescue you in serious danger, if you
disregard the signs and barricades associated with flooded areas.

Due to the widespread river flooding on the Ohio River and its
tributaries, as well as some locations on the Mississippi River,
many smaller creeks and streams feeding into these rivers will not
drain for several hours and possibly up to a week.

Keep small children and pets away from swollen waterways and fast
moving waters as the water slowly recedes.

Be especially cautious while traveling at night, since it may be more
difficult to see the dangers of flooded roads in time.

If find yourself approaching a flooded roadway, please "turn
around, don't drown".


Smith

112 PM CST sun Feb 25 2018

... Quad state residents and travelers urged to avoid flooded areas...

Although the rain is gone and the over land flood warnings from
the National Weather Service in Paducah have been lifted, you
strongly urged to stay away from flooded roadways and low lying
areas the next few days.

Many Highway and emergency management crews have placed Road closure
signs up across many of the flooded roadways across the region.
Several roads across the area have been seriously damaged due to
the excessive rainfall this past week.

Please do not attempt to travel around these signs or barricades.
They have been put up for your safety! You are placing yourself
and those who may have to Rescue you in serious danger, if you
disregard the signs and barricades associated with flooded areas.

Due to the widespread river flooding on the Ohio River and its
tributaries, as well as some locations on the Mississippi River,
many smaller creeks and streams feeding into these rivers will not
drain for several hours and possibly up to a week.

Keep small children and pets away from swollen waterways and fast
moving waters as the water slowly recedes.

Be especially cautious while traveling at night, since it may be more
difficult to see the dangers of flooded roads in time.

If find yourself approaching a flooded roadway, please "turn
around, don't drown".


Smith


825 am EST Tue Feb 20 2018

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From: al shipe
         service hydrologist
         WFO Indianapolis, Indiana

Subject: relocation of forecast site for the Wabash River at Terre
         Haute

The forecast location for the Wabash River at Terre Haute will move
from the current site at the Indiana America water company to a New
Site 3,400 feet downstream. The new location will be near the
Theodore dreiser Memorial bridge eastbound Lane of U.S. Highway 150.
This change will occur by April 1, 2018. Forecasts for the Indiana
America water company site will continue through March 31, 2018.

At the New Site, river readings and forecast levels will be 2.0-2.5
feet higher than at the current site. The NWS has adjusted impact
levels for Terre Haute according to the new gauge placement. The
flood stage has been adjusted from 14 feet to 16.5 feet.

The U.S. Geological survey will conduct monitoring and analysis at
the New Site to ensure it produces flow and stage information of the
current site to tie back to the long-term record.


825 am EST Tue Feb 20 2018

To: subscribers:
         -NOAA weather wire service
         -emergency managers weather information network
         -noaaport
         other NWS partners and NWS employees

From: al shipe
         service hydrologist
         WFO Indianapolis, Indiana

Subject: relocation of forecast site for the Wabash River at Terre
         Haute

The forecast location for the Wabash River at Terre Haute will move
from the current site at the Indiana America water company to a New
Site 3,400 feet downstream. The new location will be near the
Theodore dreiser Memorial bridge eastbound Lane of U.S. Highway 150.
This change will occur by April 1, 2018. Forecasts for the Indiana
America water company site will continue through March 31, 2018.

At the New Site, river readings and forecast levels will be 2.0-2.5
feet higher than at the current site. The NWS has adjusted impact
levels for Terre Haute according to the new gauge placement. The
flood stage has been adjusted from 14 feet to 16.5 feet.

The U.S. Geological survey will conduct monitoring and analysis at
the New Site to ensure it produces flow and stage information of the
current site to tie back to the long-term record.