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Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 2:58 AM CST Feb. 24, 2018 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued a

* Flood Warning for...
Pulaski County in southern Illinois...
Alexander County in southern Illinois...
Fulton County in western Kentucky...
Hickman County in western Kentucky...
Carlisle County in western Kentucky...
Ballard County in western Kentucky...
Mississippi County in southeastern Missouri...
Scott County in southeastern Missouri...
New Madrid County in southeastern Missouri...
southeastern Ripley County in southeastern Missouri...
Stoddard County in southeastern Missouri...
Butler County in southeastern Missouri...

* until 300 PM CST Saturday

* rain showers have been widely scattered overnight allowing for a
break in the heavy rainfall. However, showers and thunderstorms
will move across the area again later today and this evening,
resulting in additional rainfall of up to 2 inches, possibly
higher amounts with stronger thunderstorm activity. This will only
serve to worsen existing areal flood issues across the warned area.

* Some locations that may experience additional flooding include...
Poplar Bluff, Sikeston, Dexter, Charleston, Scott City,
Portageville, East Prairie, New Madrid, Chaffee, Cairo, Fulton,
Hickman, Doniphan, Bernie, Bloomfield, Clinton, advance, Oran,
Lilbourn and La Center.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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


Lat... Lon 3634 8954 3640 8959 3643 8972 3639 8997
      3663 8996 3664 9014 3650 9022 3650 9112
      3682 9065 3693 9038 3692 9025 3702 9015
      3705 8996 3713 8989 3713 8976 3724 8962
      3730 8893 3695 8881 3650 8882 3650 8953



1049 PM CST Fri Feb 23 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the Ohio River at Cairo
* until further notice.
* At 10:00 PM Friday the stage was 47.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 40.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 52.5 feet by
Thursday morning then begin falling.


Lat... Lon 3709 8946 3717 8916 3709 8907 3680 8900
      3651 8918




1049 PM CST Fri Feb 23 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the Ohio River at Grand Chain dam
* until further notice.
* At 10:00 PM Friday the stage was 51.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 42.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 55.5 feet by
Wednesday morning. Additional rises may be possible thereafter.


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




Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 4:06 AM 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 and thunderstorms will be on the increase today, peaking
in coverage and intensity later this afternoon and evening as a
cold front approaches. With ground conditions already saturated,
any additional rain from thunderstorms will only worsen existing
areal flooding. Additionally, heavier rainfall rates from
strong thunderstorms could easily produce dangerous flash
flooding.

* 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.

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: 4:06 AM 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 and thunderstorms will be on the increase today, peaking
in coverage and intensity later this afternoon and evening as a
cold front approaches. With ground conditions already saturated,
any additional rain from thunderstorms will only worsen existing
areal flooding. Additionally, heavier rainfall rates from
strong thunderstorms could easily produce dangerous flash
flooding.

* 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.

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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