Flood Statement
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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
243 PM CDT Fri Apr 28 2017


...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in
Oklahoma...Arkansas...

  Arkansas River near Muskogee affecting Muskogee County.

  Arkansas River at Van Buren affecting Crawford and Sebastian
  Counties.

  Arkansas River at Ozark Lock and Dam affecting Franklin...Johnson
  and Logan Counties.

  Lee Creek near Van Buren affecting Crawford and Sequoyah Counties.

  Mulberry River near Mulberry affecting Crawford and Franklin
  Counties.

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243 PM CDT Fri Apr 28 2017

...This is a dangerous and life threatening situation...

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Lee Creek near Van Buren.
* from Saturday afternoon to late Sunday night, or until the warning
  is cancelled.
* At 10:37 AM Friday, the stage was 393.8 feet.
* Major flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 401.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river is expected to rise above flood stage by
  Saturday afternoon and continue to rise to near 407.6 feet by
  Sunday morning. The river will fall below flood stage by Sunday
  evening. This forecast is based on a heavy rain forecast for the
  next 48 hours. Crest height and timing may change as this event
  unfolds. Continue to closely monitor updates to this warning.
* Impact...At 408.0 feet, major flooding occurs downstream from the
  Lee Creek Reservoir. The recreational campground near Rena Road is
  severely flooded. Rena Road is inundated by high water. Several
  residences along Lee Creek downstream from the reservoir are
  flooded. Flooding is comparable to the flooding which occurred on
  April 24, 2004. This is a dangerous and life-threatening situation.
  Take action now to prepare for this flood.

&&

LAT...LON 3554 9437 3542 9437 3542 9442 3554 9452

$$

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243 PM CDT Fri Apr 28 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Arkansas River near Muskogee.
* until late Tuesday night, or until the warning is cancelled.
* At  2:00 PM Friday, the stage was 27.98 feet.
* Flood stage is 28.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The Arkansas River near Muskogee is expected to rise
  above flood stage Saturday morning and continue to rise to near
  33.8 feet by Sunday morning. The river is expected to fall below
  flood stage Tuesday evening. This forecast is based on a heavy
  rain forecast for the next 48 hours. Crest height and timing may
  change as this event unfolds. Continue to closely monitor updates
  to this warning.
* Impact...At 34.0 feet, severe flooding occurs along the Arkansas
  River near Muskogee. Many areas on the grounds of the OG&E power
  plant are flooded. This will compare with the flood of October 7,
  1959 when the stage reached 34.0 feet. This is a dangerous
  situation. Take action now to prepare for this flood.

&&

LAT...LON 3583 9520 3552 9507 3547 9515 3559 9532 3583 9537

$$

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243 PM CDT Fri Apr 28 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Arkansas River at Van Buren.
* from Saturday afternoon to Monday afternoon, or until the warning
  is cancelled.
* At  2:00 PM Friday, the stage was 20.50 feet.
* Flood stage is 22.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The Arkansas River at Van Buren is expected to rise
  above flood stage Saturday afternoon and continue to rise to near
  25.0 feet by Sunday morning. The river is expected to fall below
  flood stage late Monday morning. This forecast is based on a heavy
  rain forecast for the next 48 hours. Crest height and timing may
  change as this event unfolds. Continue to closely monitor updates
  to this warning.
* Impact...At 25.0 feet, extensive agricultural lowland flooding
  occurs along the shoreline from Van Buren downstream to Lavaca.
  Some rural roads near Lavaca are impassable. Much of Kelley Park
  northwest of downtown Fort Smith is flooded. Take action now to
  prepare for this flood.

&&

LAT...LON 3549 9439 3539 9422 3531 9422 3531 9454 3540 9454

$$

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243 PM CDT Fri Apr 28 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Arkansas River at Ozark Lock and Dam.
* from Saturday evening to Monday evening, or until the warning is
  cancelled.
* At  2:00 PM Friday, the stage was 353.1 feet.
* Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 357.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river is expected to rise above flood stage by late
  Saturday evening and continue to rise to near 364.0 feet by Sunday
  evening. The river will fall below flood stage by Monday afternoon.
  This forecast is based on a heavy rain forecast for the next 48 hours.
  Crest height and timing may change as this event unfolds. Continue
  to closely monitor updates to this warning.
* Impact...At 363.0 feet, patrolling of McLean Bottom Levee in Logan
  County and Lower Hartman Levee in Johnson County begins. Flooding
  spreads over more than 4,000 acres in Franklin and Logan Counties.
  Numerous gas fields are flooded. Some agricultural lands in Johnson
  County also are flooded. At 365.0 feet, County Roads 228 and 4 south
  of Coal Hill in Johnson County are inundated. Roads northeast of
  Scranton in Logan County are inundated by backwater up Cane Creek.
  Take action now to prepare for this flood.

&&

LAT...LON 3546 9405 3550 9382 3542 9347 3536 9349
      3531 9371 3540 9385

$$

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243 PM CDT Fri Apr 28 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Mulberry River near Mulberry.
* from Saturday evening to Sunday afternoon, or until the warning is
  cancelled.
* At  1:30 PM Friday, the stage was  4.91 feet.
* Flood stage is 18.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The Mulberry River near Mulberry is expected to rise
  above flood stage late Saturday evening and continue to rise to
  near 18.8 feet by Sunday morning. The river is expected to fall
  below flood stage late Sunday morning. This forecast is based on a
  heavy rain forecast for the next 48 hours. Crest height and timing may
  change as this event unfolds. Continue to closely monitor updates
  to this warning.
* Impact...At 18.0 feet, agricultural and timber lands along the left
  bank and in the vicinity of the gage begin to flood. The first 7
  miles of the river are subject to backwater flooding from the
  Arkansas River. Mulberry and the area south of I-40 can be
  affected. The river is swift and dangerous. Take action now to
  prepare for this flood.

&&

LAT...LON 3545 9406 3561 9404 3562 9394 3557 9400 3546 9403

$$



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