Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Chicago, IL

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WGUS83 KLOT 231853
FLSLOT

FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
153 PM CDT SAT AUG 23 2014

ILC031-097-232300-
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LAKE IL-COOK IL-
153 PM CDT SAT AUG 23 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED AN

* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  LAKE COUNTY IN NORTHEAST ILLINOIS...
  NORTHERN COOK COUNTY IN NORTHEAST ILLINOIS...

* UNTIL 600 PM CDT

* AT 149 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
  THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS THE ADVISORY AREA. DOPPLER
  RADAR ESTIMATED ONE INCH OF RAIN PER HOUR WITH THESE STORMS...WITH
  SOME LOCATIONS RECEIVING THAT AMOUNT OF RAIN IN JUST 20 TO 30
  MINUTES. THE STORMS ARE MOVING QUICK ENOUGH THAT THEY SHOULD
  PREVENT FLASH FLOODING...HOWEVER LOCALIZED FLOODING IS LIKELY WITH
  THESE STORMS.

* RUNOFF FROM THIS EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WILL CAUSE MINOR FLOODING TO
  OCCUR...ESPECIALLY ALONG SMALL STREAMS AND NEAR LOW WATER
  CROSSINGS...AS WELL AS IN POOR DRAINAGE PLACES. SOME LOCATIONS
  THAT WILL EXPERIENCE MINOR FLOODING INCLUDE...ANTIOCH...CHICAGO...
  EVANSTON...SCHAUMBURG...AND WAUKEGAN.

OTHER LOCATIONS AFFECTED...
CHAIN O LAKES STATE PARK...COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY...GREAT LAKES NAVAL
TRAINING CENTER...HARPER COLLEGE...IL BEACH STATE PARK...LAKE COUNTY
FIELDERS BASEBALL...


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM THIS STORM WILL CAUSE ELEVATED LEVELS ON SMALL
CREEKS AND STREAMS...PONDING OF WATER ON ROADS...URBAN AREAS...
HIGHWAYS... VIADUCTS...UNDERPASSES AND LOW LYING AREAS.

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS
BRIDGES...DIPS...OR OTHER LOW SPOTS IF WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY.
NEVER TRY TO CROSS A FLOWING STREAM...EVEN A SMALL ONE...ON FOOT OR
IN A VEHICLE.

&&

LAT...LON 4249 8779 4227 8782 4214 8774 4208 8767
      4191 8762 4190 8760 4184 8760 4175 8752
      4195 8792 4199 8793 4199 8801 4201 8804
      4199 8826 4207 8826 4207 8824 4215 8824
      4216 8820 4250 8820

$$

MTF





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