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Flash Flood Watch

Statement as of 3:55 AM CDT on July 26, 2017

Expires 8:00 AM EDT on July 27, 2017


... Flash Flood Watch in effect from this evening through Thursday
morning...

The National Weather Service in Saint Louis has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of west central Illinois and
northeast Missouri... including the following counties... in
west central Illinois... Adams IL... Brown IL and Pike IL. In
northeast Missouri... Knox MO... Lewis MO... Marion MO and Shelby
MO.

* From this evening through Thursday morning

* very heavy rain producing thunderstorms are expected to affect
the area tonight. Rainfall rates may exceed 2 to 3 inches per
hour in the heaviest storms. Total rainfall amounts of 2 to 4
inches are possible, with locally higher amounts.

* Heavy rainfall will result in flooding of low lying or poor
drainage areas... and ultimately dangerous flash flooding on
smaller creeks and streams. Significant rises on larger
streams and rivers will also be possible.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch is advanced notice that conditions are
favorable that may lead to flash flooding. People in the watch
area, especially in flood prone areas, should use this time to
make preparations just in case. Stay informed, and be ready for
quick action if flooding is observed or if a Flash Flood Warning
is issued.



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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 5:20 AM CDT on July 26, 2017

Expires 8:00 AM EDT on July 27, 2017


... Safety rules for flash floods...

A Flash Flood Watch has been issued by the National Weather
Service. In the interest of public safety, the following
safety rules are provided. Public and commercial broadcast
stations serving the affected area are asked to broadcast these
safety messages frequently while the watch is in effect.

As a reminder, a Flash Flood Watch means conditions in and close
to the watch area are favorable for the rapid development of
flooding. People who live in flood prone areas should carefully
monitor weather conditions and be prepared to take immediate
action should flooding begin to develop.

A Flash Flood Warning means flooding is occurring or imminent.
People in the warned area should take immediate action to save
lives and protect property.

Flash flooding causes more deaths annually than any other
weather related disaster. Most flash flood deaths occur in
automobiles. Never attempt to drive across flooded roadways.
Two feet of water can move most vehicles. If your vehicle is
caught in rapidly rising water, abandon it quickly and move
to higher ground.

Small streams, creeks, and rivers are potential killers
during heavy rains. Heavy rainfall can lead to rapid rises
pushing waterways out of their banks. Campers should avoid
camping along streams or creeks during threatening rains.
Also remember that the heavy rain may occur well upstream from
your immediate area. Never attempt to cross a flowing
stream, even a small one, on foot. If you are near a stream
and observe rapidly rising water, move to higher ground
immediately.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize
the dangers of flash floods. If flash flooding or rapidly
rising water is observed, move to higher ground immediately.
If you live in flood prone areas, be especially alert during
heavy rain. Flooding can often occur with little or no
warning.


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520 am CDT Wed Jul 26 2017

... Safety rules for flash floods...

A Flash Flood Watch has been issued by the National Weather
Service. In the interest of public safety, the following
safety rules are provided. Public and commercial broadcast
stations serving the affected area are asked to broadcast these
safety messages frequently while the watch is in effect.

As a reminder, a Flash Flood Watch means conditions in and close
to the watch area are favorable for the rapid development of
flooding. People who live in flood prone areas should carefully
monitor weather conditions and be prepared to take immediate
action should flooding begin to develop.

A Flash Flood Warning means flooding is occurring or imminent.
People in the warned area should take immediate action to save
lives and protect property.

Flash flooding causes more deaths annually than any other
weather related disaster. Most flash flood deaths occur in
automobiles. Never attempt to drive across flooded roadways.
Two feet of water can move most vehicles. If your vehicle is
caught in rapidly rising water, abandon it quickly and move
to higher ground.

Small streams, creeks, and rivers are potential killers
during heavy rains. Heavy rainfall can lead to rapid rises
pushing waterways out of their banks. Campers should avoid
camping along streams or creeks during threatening rains.
Also remember that the heavy rain may occur well upstream from
your immediate area. Never attempt to cross a flowing
stream, even a small one, on foot. If you are near a stream
and observe rapidly rising water, move to higher ground
immediately.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize
the dangers of flash floods. If flash flooding or rapidly
rising water is observed, move to higher ground immediately.
If you live in flood prone areas, be especially alert during
heavy rain. Flooding can often occur with little or no
warning.


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Flash Flood Watch

Statement as of 3:55 AM CDT on July 26, 2017

Expires 8:00 AM EDT on July 27, 2017


... Flash Flood Watch in effect from this evening through Thursday
morning...

The National Weather Service in Saint Louis has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of west central Illinois and
northeast Missouri... including the following counties... in
west central Illinois... Adams IL... Brown IL and Pike IL. In
northeast Missouri... Knox MO... Lewis MO... Marion MO and Shelby
MO.

* From this evening through Thursday morning

* very heavy rain producing thunderstorms are expected to affect
the area tonight. Rainfall rates may exceed 2 to 3 inches per
hour in the heaviest storms. Total rainfall amounts of 2 to 4
inches are possible, with locally higher amounts.

* Heavy rainfall will result in flooding of low lying or poor
drainage areas... and ultimately dangerous flash flooding on
smaller creeks and streams. Significant rises on larger
streams and rivers will also be possible.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch is advanced notice that conditions are
favorable that may lead to flash flooding. People in the watch
area, especially in flood prone areas, should use this time to
make preparations just in case. Stay informed, and be ready for
quick action if flooding is observed or if a Flash Flood Warning
is issued.



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California - Areal Flood Advisory , Fire Weather Warning , Air Quality Alert , Beach Hazard Statement
Colorado - Flash Flood Watch , Public Information Statement
Connecticut - Special Statement , Record Report
Delaware - Areal Flood Advisory
Florida - Heat Advisory , Record Report
Illinois - Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Heat Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement , Public Information Statement
Indiana - Flood Warning , Special Statement , Air Quality Alert
Iowa - Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch
Kansas - Heat Advisory
Kentucky - Heat Advisory , Special Statement , Air Quality Alert
Louisiana - Flood Warning , Heat Advisory
Massachusetts - Special Statement
Michigan - Beach Hazard Statement , Record Report
Minnesota - Special Statement
Mississippi - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Heat Advisory , Air Quality Alert
Missouri - Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Heat Advisory , Excessive Heat Warning, Heat Advisory , Public Information Statement
Nebraska - Flash Flood Watch
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New York - Special Statement , Record Report
Ohio -
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