Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Boston, MA

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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
922 PM EDT THU APR 17 2014


...THE FLOOD WARNING HAS BEEN EXTENDED FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN
MASSACHUSETTS...CONNECTICUT...

  CONNECTICUT RIVER AT NORTHAMPTON AFFECTING HAMPDEN AND HAMPSHIRE
  COUNTIES
  CONNECTICUT RIVER AT THOMPSONVILLE AFFECTING HARTFORD AND HAMPDEN
  COUNTIES

...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN
CONNECTICUT...
  CONNECTICUT RIVER AT MIDDLE HADDAM AFFECTING MIDDLESEX COUNTY
  CONNECTICUT RIVER AT HARTFORD AFFECTING HARTFORD AND MIDDLESEX
  COUNTIES

MINOR FLOODING WILL CONTINUE ALONG PORTIONS OF THE MAIN STEM
CONNECTICUT RIVER. AT THIS TIME IT APPEARS THAT THE RIVER AT
MIDDLE HADDAM WILL REMAIN BELOW MODERATE FLOOD STAGE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SAFETY MESSAGE...A FLOOD STATEMENT PROVIDING THE LATEST INFORMATION
IN THIS FLOOD EVENT WILL BE ISSUED WITHIN THE NEXT 8 HOURS...OR
EARLIER IF NEEDED.

SAFETY MESSAGE...DO NOT ALLOW CHILDREN TO PLAY NEAR SWOLLEN
RIVERS...STREAMS OR CULVERTS.  SWIFTLY MOVING WATER CAN POSE AN
IMMINENT THREAT TO LIFE.



&&

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922 PM EDT THU APR 17 2014

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE CONNECTICUT RIVER AT NORTHAMPTON.
* UNTIL SATURDAY MORNING...OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED.
* AT  9:00 PM THURSDAY THE STAGE WAS 113.0 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 112.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE TO FALL TO BELOW FLOOD STAGE BY
  EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.
* IMPACT...AT 113.0 FEET...MINOR FLOODING WILL AFFECT PORTIONS OF
  NORTHAMPTON IN THE VICINITY OF THE OXBOW AND HADLEY ALONG AQUA
  VITAE DRIVE.  FARMING INTERESTS IN HATFIELD OUTSIDE FLOOD DIKE
  PROTECTION WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING.

$$

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922 PM EDT THU APR 17 2014

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE CONNECTICUT RIVER AT THOMPSONVILLE.
* UNTIL SATURDAY MORNING...OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED.
* AT  9:01 PM THURSDAY THE STAGE WAS 5.6 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 5.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE TO FALL TO BELOW FLOOD STAGE BY
  EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.
* IMPACT...AT 6.0 FEET...FLOODING IMPACTS LOW LYING AREAS ALONG THE
  CONNECTICUT RIVER FROM THE MASSACHUSETTS TOWNS OF AGAWAM AND
  LONGMEADOW...THROUGH THE NORTHERN CONNECTICUT TOWNS OF SUFFIELD AND
  ENFIELD.

$$

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922 PM EDT THU APR 17 2014

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE CONNECTICUT RIVER AT MIDDLE HADDAM.
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE...OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED.
* AT  8:45 PM THURSDAY THE STAGE WAS 9.8 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 7.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING TO NEAR 10.2 FEET BY
  EARLY TOMORROW
* IMPACT...AT 10.5 FEET...FLOODING CONTINUES TO OVERSPREAD SECTIONS OF
  PORTLAND AND MIDDLETOWN...AS WELL AS DOWNSTREAM TOWNS INCLUDING
  CHESTER AND ESSEX.  SOME IMMEDIATE RIVER ROADS WILL BE IMPASSABLE.
  IN CROMWELL THIS USUALLY IMPACTS PORTIONS OF RIVER ROAD.  IN ROCKY
  HILL...PORTIONS OF MEADOW ROAD WILL BECOME IMPASSABLE.

$$

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922 PM EDT THU APR 17 2014

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE CONNECTICUT RIVER AT HARTFORD.
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE...OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED.
* AT  9:01 PM THURSDAY THE STAGE WAS 20.0 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 16.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE TO FALL TO A STAGE OF 19.5 FEET
  BY SATURDAY MORNING.
* IMPACT...AT 20.0 FEET...FLOODING IS EXPECTED ALONG THE RIVER IN
  PORTIONS OF WETHERSFIELD...GLASTONBURY...ROCKY HILL AND CROMWELL.
  THE HIGH WATERS AND SWIFT FLOWS WILL DISRUPT SOME CROSS RIVER FERRY
  SERVICES.  UPSTREAM OF HARTFORD...FLOODING WILL CONTINUE TO AFFECT
  PORTIONS OF WINDSOR.   IMMEDIATE RIVER ROADS MAY BECOME IMPASSABLE
  IN ALL OF THESE COMMUNITIES. FURTHER DOWNSTREAM FLOODING WILL
  CONTINUE TO OVERSPREAD SECTIONS OF PORTLAND...MIDDLETOWN AS WELL AS
  CHESTER. SOME IMMEDIATE RIVER ROADS WILL BE IMPASSABLE.

$$



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