Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Northern Indiana

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
206 PM CDT FRI JUL 29 2016

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LA PORTE IN-
206 PM CDT FRI JUL 29 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTHERN INDIANA  HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR URBAN AREAS AND SMALL STREAMS IN...
  NORTHWESTERN LA PORTE COUNTY IN INDIANA...

* UNTIL 500 PM CDT

* AT 158 PM CDT...TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS REPORTED MINOR FLOODING
  ACROSS PORTIONS OF NORTHWESTERN LA PORTE COUNTY AS THUNDERSTORMS
  CONTINUE TO REDEVELOP ALONG AND EITHER SIDE OF A LINE FROM
  OTIS TO NORTHWEST OF LA PORTE TO NEAR SPRINGVILLE WHERE
  OVER 2 INCHES OF RAIN HAS LOCALLY FALLEN. RAINFALL RATES OF 1 TO 2
  INCHES PER HOUR WILL ACCOMPANY THESE STORMS AS THEY MOVE VERY
  LITTLE THROUGH 4 PM CDT.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  MICHIGAN CITY...LA PORTE...WESTVILLE...TRAIL CREEK...SPRINGVILLE...
  WATERFORD AND OTIS.

DRIVERS ON PORTIONS OF THE INDIANA TOLL ROAD BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 45
AND 54 WILL LIKELY ENCOUNTER PONDING OF WATER IN LOW AREAS.

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.

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE PONDING OF WATER IN
URBAN AREAS...HIGHWAYS...STREETS AND UNDERPASSES AS WELL AS OTHER
POOR DRAINAGE AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL
ACROSS FLOODED ROADS. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES. IT TAKES ONLY A FEW
INCHES OF SWIFTLY FLOWING WATER TO CARRY VEHICLES AWAY.

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL
CREEKS AND STREAMS...AS WELL AS FARM AND COUNTRY ROADS. DO NOT
ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL ACROSS FLOODED ROADS. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES.

&&

LAT...LON 4176 8675 4170 8658 4155 8693 4169 8693

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FISHER



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