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Flood Warning
Issued: 3:38 PM EST Feb. 24, 2018 – National Weather Service

The Flood Warning continues for
the White River at Petersburg.
* Until further notice.
* At 2:30 PM Saturday the stage was 20.6 feet.
* Flood stage is 16.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 25.5 feet by
Wednesday morning then begin falling.
* At 25.8 feet... near major flooding in progress. During the may
1990, the town of Petersburg lost their main water line. This
problem is believed to have been corrected. Seven floods since may
1990 have reached this level. Levees are monitored at this level.
Numerous roads flooded. Flood waters approach State Road 56 near
Bowman. Extensive flooding in Dodge City.


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




338 PM EST Sat Feb 24 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the White River at Edwardsport.
* Until Tuesday March 06.
* At 1:00 PM Saturday the stage was 18.6 feet.
* Flood stage is 15.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 23.8 feet by
Monday evening. The river will fall below flood stage Monday early
afternoon.
* At 24.0 feet... water is at critical stage for major agricultural
levees. All roads are underwater in flood plain except U.S.
Highway 50. Evacuations are necessary from river Cabins. All
farmland on the unprotected sides of levees floods.


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




338 PM EST Sat Feb 24 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the East Fork White River at Shoals.
* From late tonight to Tuesday March 06.
* At 2:30 PM Saturday the stage was 15.3 feet.
* Flood stage is 20.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... rise above flood stage by early tomorrow and continue to
rise to near 23.8 feet by early Monday morning. The river will
fall below flood stage by Monday afternoon.
* At 26.0 feet... high water affects low residential areas on left bank
at Shoals. Some evacuations or moving of Mobile homes is
necessary. Local roads flood more extensively. Rural residents
move livestock and equipment to High Ground. State Road 550 floods
on right bank and also between Trinity and Dover Hill.


Lat... Lon 3869 8673 3847 8683 3852 8722 3856 8723
      3853 8689 3866 8690 3872 8681




Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 1:46 PM CST Feb. 24, 2018 – National Weather Service

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

The Flood Watch continues for

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

* Through late tonight

* showers will be increasing in scope and coverage as we head into
the night time hours. Thunderstorms will bring the potential for
intense heavy rains locally. Another 1 to 2 inches on average is
expected, but locally higher amounts are possible. This will be
falling on already well saturated grounds, many of which are
already in or nearly flooded. These additional rains will
continue to pose a flood hazard, including the potential for
flash flooding where thunderstorms hit.

* These additional rains will aggravate already ongoing flooding
of area rivers and tributaries across the region. Smaller
streams and creeks not currently in flood will fill up and
overspill their banks quickly, heightening the flood threat. In
addition, elevated water levels in low lying and poor drainage
areas, as well as waters that may not yet have receded from
antecedent rainfall, may lead to more Road closures due to high
water crossings. Thunderstorms, producing locally higher
rainfall amounts, could pose a flash flooding risk as well.

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.

Heed all Flood Warning signs, and never cross a flooded roadway.
Turn around and don't drown! Remember it is harder to see rising
waters at night. Seek High Ground immediately if you encounter an
area with rising waters.





Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 1:46 PM CST Feb. 24, 2018 – National Weather Service

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

The Flood Watch continues for

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

* Through late tonight

* showers will be increasing in scope and coverage as we head into
the night time hours. Thunderstorms will bring the potential for
intense heavy rains locally. Another 1 to 2 inches on average is
expected, but locally higher amounts are possible. This will be
falling on already well saturated grounds, many of which are
already in or nearly flooded. These additional rains will
continue to pose a flood hazard, including the potential for
flash flooding where thunderstorms hit.

* These additional rains will aggravate already ongoing flooding
of area rivers and tributaries across the region. Smaller
streams and creeks not currently in flood will fill up and
overspill their banks quickly, heightening the flood threat. In
addition, elevated water levels in low lying and poor drainage
areas, as well as waters that may not yet have receded from
antecedent rainfall, may lead to more Road closures due to high
water crossings. Thunderstorms, producing locally higher
rainfall amounts, could pose a flash flooding risk as well.

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.

Heed all Flood Warning signs, and never cross a flooded roadway.
Turn around and don't drown! Remember it is harder to see rising
waters at night. Seek High Ground immediately if you encounter an
area with rising waters.





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