Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Tulsa, OK

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
841 PM CDT SUN JUL 5 2015

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CRAWFORD AR-SEBASTIAN AR-
841 PM CDT SUN JUL 5 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TULSA HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR...
  SOUTHWESTERN CRAWFORD COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN ARKANSAS...
  NORTHWESTERN SEBASTIAN COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ARKANSAS...

* UNTIL 830 AM CDT MONDAY

* AT 835 PM CDT...PUBLIC AND MEDIA REPORTS CONTINUE OF NUMEROUS
  FLOODED ROADWAYS AND WATER INSIDE RESIDENCES AROUND VAN BUREN AND
  NORTH FORT SMITH.  THE RAINFALL HAS RECENTLY DIMINISHED IN
  INTENSITY...AND THE RAIN WILL LIKELY END WITHIN THE NEXT HOUR.
  HOWEVER...THE EXCESSIVE RUNOFF WILL KEEP LOCAL CREEKS HIGH AND
  ROADWAYS FLOODED THROUGH EARLY MONDAY MORNING.

  RAINFALL GAUGE MEASUREMENTS OF 6.84 INCHES HAVE BEEN RECEIVED
  FROM VAN BUREN...AND RADAR ESTIMATES LOCAL AMOUNTS OF 8 TO 9
  INCHES MAY HAVE FALLEN.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  FORT SMITH...VAN BUREN AND KIBLER.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO
AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY
DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL
ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED
ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

&&

LAT...LON 3543 9423 3533 9422 3536 9443 3546 9443

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