Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Grand Rapids, MI

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
608 PM EDT THU JUL 28 2016

MIC005-015-077-081-107-117-121-123-139-159-290100-
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KALAMAZOO MI-OTTAWA MI-MUSKEGON MI-KENT MI-ALLEGAN MI-NEWAYGO MI-
MONTCALM MI-VAN BUREN MI-MECOSTA MI-BARRY MI-
608 PM EDT THU JUL 28 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND RAPIDS HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  KALAMAZOO COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN MICHIGAN...
  EASTERN OTTAWA COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN MICHIGAN...
  SOUTHEASTERN MUSKEGON COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL MICHIGAN...
  KENT COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN MICHIGAN...
  ALLEGAN COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN MICHIGAN...
  SOUTHEASTERN NEWAYGO COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL MICHIGAN...
  NORTHWESTERN MONTCALM COUNTY IN CENTRAL MICHIGAN...
  NORTHEASTERN VAN BUREN COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN MICHIGAN...
  SOUTHWESTERN MECOSTA COUNTY IN CENTRAL MICHIGAN...
  WESTERN BARRY COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN MICHIGAN...

* UNTIL 900 PM EDT

* AT 604 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A BROKEN LINE OF
  THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING HEAVY RAINFALL FROM WHITE CLOUD SOUTH TO
  MATTAWAN. THESE STORMS WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING MINOR FLOODING
  IN URBAN AND LOW LYING AREAS. SIX INCHES OF STANDING WATER WAS
  REPORTED AT THE INTERSECTION OF BALDWIN AND MAIN STREET IN
  JENISON. STANDING WATER WAS ALSO REPORTED ON CHICAGO DRIVE NEAR I-
  196.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  GRAND RAPIDS...        KALAMAZOO...           PORTAGE...
  ALLEGAN...             PLAINWELL...           LOWELL...
  PAW PAW...             NEWAYGO...             WHITE CLOUD...
  WESTWOOD...            WYOMING...             KENTWOOD...
  WALKER...              EAST GRAND RAPIDS...   HUDSONVILLE...
  ROCKFORD...            COOPERSVILLE...        SPARTA...
  WAYLAND...             OTSEGO...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO
AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY
DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL
ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED
ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE PONDING OF WATER IN
URBAN AREAS...HIGHWAYS...STREETS AND UNDERPASSES AS WELL AS OTHER
POOR DRAINAGE AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL
ACROSS FLOODED ROADS. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES.

&&

LAT...LON 4216 8604 4358 8588 4359 8531 4214 8532

$$

WEBB



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