Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Boston, MA

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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
759 PM EDT FRI APR 18 2014


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

RIVER LEVELS HAVE CRESTED ALONG THE MAIN STEM OF THE
CONNECTICUT RIVER.  HOWEVER...MINOR FLOODING WILL CONTINUE
FOR AT LEAST SEVERAL MORE DAYS ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE RIVER.

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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759 PM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE CONNECTICUT RIVER AT MIDDLE HADDAM.
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE...OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED.
* AT  6:45 PM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 9.9 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 7.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER HAS CRESTED BUT WILL REMAIN MINOR FLOOD
  FOR AT LEAST A FEW MORE DAYS.
* 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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759 PM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE CONNECTICUT RIVER AT NORTHAMPTON.
* UNTIL SATURDAY MORNING...OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED.
* AT  7:00 PM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 112.1 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 112.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE SATURDAY MORNING.
* IMPACT...AT 112.0 FEET...LOWLAND FLOODING IS EXPECTED IN AND AROUND
  NORTHAMPTON INCLUDING LOW LYING SECTIONS OF THE OXBOW. MINOR
  FLOODING AFFECTS HADLEY ALONG AQUA VITAE DRIVE.  IN HATFIELD...
  FLOODING IS EXPECTED IN THE LOWEST LYING SECTIONS...PRIMARILY
  FARMING INTERESTS OUTSIDE FLOOD DIKE PROTECTION.

$$

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759 PM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE CONNECTICUT RIVER AT THOMPSONVILLE.
* UNTIL SATURDAY MORNING...OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED.
* AT  7:30 PM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 5.1 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 5.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.
* IMPACT...AT 5.0 FEET...LOWLAND FLOODING WILL BEGIN ALONG THE
  CONNECTICUT RIVER NEAR THOMPSONVILLE.

$$

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759 PM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE CONNECTICUT RIVER AT HARTFORD.
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE...OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED.
* AT  7:31 PM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 19.8 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 16.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...WHILE THE RIVER HAS CRESTED IT WILL REMAIN IN MINOR
  FLOOD FOR AT LEAST THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.
* 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.

$$

FRANK



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