Flash Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Chicago, IL

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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
1135 PM CDT SAT JUL 12 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...
  EASTERN WILL COUNTY IN NORTHEAST ILLINOIS...
  CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN COOK COUNTY IN NORTHEAST ILLINOIS...

* UNTIL 530 AM CDT

* AT 1128 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
  SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAINFALL EXPANDING
  ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. RAINFALL RATES OF THREE QUARTERS OF AN
  INCH PER HOUR HAVE BEEN OBSERVED AND ARE EXPECTED WITH THESE
  STORMS. WHILE THESE RATES ARE NOT EXCEPTIONALLY HIGH...GIVEN THE
  STORMS WILL LAST A FEW HOURS...AND THE HEAVY RAINFALL THAT
  OCCURRED EARLY SATURDAY MORNING...FLASH FLOODING IS LIKELY TO
  HAPPEN QUICKLY IN SOME LOCATIONS. THIS IS ESPECIALLY TRUE IN LOWER
  OR POOR DRAINAGE PLACES VULNERABLE TO FLASH FLOODING. WHILE THE
  RAIN WILL LIKELY END BY 200 AM...HIGH WATER MAY LAST THROUGH
  SUNRISE.

* RUNOFF FROM THIS EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLASH FLOODING TO
  OCCUR. SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL LIKELY EXPERIENCE FLOODING
  INCLUDE...CHICAGO...MUCH OF THE SOUTHERN CHICAGO METRO AREA.

OTHER LOCATIONS AFFECTED...
FIRST MIDWEST BANK AMPHITHEATER...GOVERNORS STATE
UNIVERSITY...HAWTHORNE PARK...AND GRANT PARK.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL
CREEKS AND STREAMS...URBAN AREAS...HIGHWAYS...STREETS AND UNDERPASSES
AS WELL AS OTHER DRAINAGE AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS.

BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE
DANGERS OF FLOODING. IF FLASH FLOODING IS OBSERVED ACT QUICKLY. DO
NOT ENTER THE WATER. TURN AROUND AND MOVE UP TO HIGHER GROUND TO
ESCAPE FLOOD WATERS. DO NOT STAY IN AREAS SUBJECT TO FLOODING WHEN
WATER BEGINS RISING.

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE
ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS
SAFELY.

&&

LAT...LON 4130 8753 4129 8801 4169 8803 4168 8802
      4169 8796 4172 8791 4196 8792 4197 8763
      4191 8762 4190 8760 4184 8760 4173 8752

$$

MTF





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