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
809 PM CDT SAT AUG 30 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...
  CENTRAL FORD COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
  CENTRAL IROQUOIS COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS...

* UNTIL 200 AM CDT

* AT 805 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
  SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS WITH VERY HEAVY RAINFALL CONTINUING TO
  DEVELOP AND MOVE OVER THE SAME LOCATIONS ACROSS THE WARNED AREA.
  DOPPLER RADAR ESTIMATES INDICATE THAT 2 TO LOCALLY OVER 4 INCHES
  OF RAIN HAS FALLEN BETWEEN 4 PM AND 8 PM FROM NEAR SIBLEY EAST
  NORTHEAST TO ROBERTS...AND THEN TO ONARGA. THE HEAVIEST RAINFALL
  AMOUNTS POTENTIALLY IN EXCESS OF 4 INCHES HAVE FALLEN BETWEEN
  ONARGA AND ROBERTS. ADDITIONAL THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAIN WILL
  AFFECT THESE LOCATIONS THIS EVENING WITH AN ADDITIONAL INCH OR
  MORE OF RAINFALL EXPECTED.

* RUNOFF FROM THIS EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLASH FLOODING TO
  OCCUR. LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS REPORT THAT WATER IS FLOWING OVER
  HIGHWAY 45 SOUTH OF ONARGA AND THAT THE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT HAS
  BEEN DISPATCHED TO PUT UP BARRICADES AT THAT LOCATION.

STREAMS PARTICULARLY AT RISK FOR FLASH FLOODING AND RAPID RISES
INCLUDE THE MACKINAW RIVER NEAR AND WEST OF SIBLEY...BIG FOUR
DITCH...LITTLE MUD CREEK...SPRING CREEK IN IROQUOIS COUNTY AND
TRIBUTARIES FEEDING INTO SPRING CREEK BETWEEN ROBERTS ONARGA.

THIS WARNING ALSO INCLUDES INTERSTATE 57 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 272
AND 281.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

&&

LAT...LON 4059 8846 4062 8834 4062 8824 4068 8824
      4074 8816 4073 8808 4073 8792 4070 8773
      4062 8775 4060 8803 4053 8827 4050 8846

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