Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Chicago, IL

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
907 PM CDT SUN JUL 24 2016

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IROQUOIS IL-FORD IL-JASPER IN-BENTON IN-NEWTON IN-
907 PM CDT SUN JUL 24 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO  HAS ISSUED A

* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR POOR DRAINAGE AREAS
  FOR...
  IROQUOIS COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
  FORD COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
  SOUTHERN JASPER COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN INDIANA...
  BENTON COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN INDIANA...
  NEWTON COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN INDIANA...

* UNTIL 200 AM CDT/300 AM EDT/

* AT 904 PM CDT/1004 PM EDT/...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A LINE OF
  THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING HEAVY RAIN ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE ADVISORY
  AREA. THUNDERSTORMS WILL LIKELY TRAIN ACROSS THE FAIRBURY...
  CRESCENT CITY...WATSEKA AND KENTLAND AREAS THROUGH 11 PM CDT. ONE
  TO TWO INCHES OF RAINFALL ARE POSSIBLE WITH THE HEAVIEST STORMS.
  THIS WILL CAUSE URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOODING...AND OVERFLOWING
  POOR DRAINAGE AREAS WILL RESULT IN MINOR FLOODING IN THE ADVISORY
  AREA.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  RENSSELAER...WATSEKA...PAXTON...GIBSON CITY...FOWLER...KENTLAND...
  OTTERBEIN...MOROCCO...PIPER CITY...STOCKLAND...HANGING GROVE...BEAVER
  CITY...PERCY JUNCTION...PERKINS...CLAYTONVILLE...ATKINSON...FORESMAN...
  WADENA...FREELAND PARK AND MCCOYSBURG.

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 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 4061 8846 4061 8823 4092 8824 4106 8693
      4091 8693 4091 8699 4084 8699 4084 8710
      4048 8709 4049 8794 4040 8793 4040 8846

$$

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