Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Chicago, IL

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
137 AM CDT SUN JUL 13 2014

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LIVINGSTON IL-FORD IL-
137 AM CDT SUN JUL 13 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS

* FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  FORD COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
  SOUTHEASTERN LIVINGSTON COUNTY IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS...

* UNTIL 530 AM CDT

* AT 134 AM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
  THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAINFALL MOVING INTO THE ADVISORY AREA.
  RAINFALL RATES OF ONE HALF TO ONE INCH PER HOUR HAVE BEEN
  ESTIMATED BY RADAR WITH THESE STORMS AND ARE FORECAST OVER THE
  ADVISORY AREA FOR AT LEAST A TWO HOUR SPAN. WHILE THESE RAINFALL
  RATES ARE NOT EXCEPTIONALLY HIGH...GIVEN THE ANTECEDENT WET
  CONDITIONS FROM EARLY SATURDAY MORNING RAINFALL...LOCALIZED MINOR
  FLOODING IS LIKELY IN SOME PLACES.

* RUNOFF FROM THIS EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WILL CAUSE MINOR FLOODING TO
  OCCUR...ESPECIALLY ALONG SMALL STREAMS AND NEAR LOW WATER
  CROSSINGS. SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE MINOR FLOODING
  INCLUDE...FAIRBURY...GIBSON CITY...PIPER CITY...PONTIAC...
  CHATSWORTH AND FORREST.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM THIS STORM WILL CAUSE MINOR FLOODING OF SMALL
CREEKS AND STREAMS...HIGHWAYS AND UNDERPASSES. ADDITIONALLY...
COUNTRY ROADS AND FARMLANDS ALONG THE BANKS OF CREEKS AND STREAMS AND
OTHER LOW LYING AREAS ARE SUBJECT TO MINOR FLOODING.

BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE
DANGERS OF FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH AREAS WHERE WATER COVERS
THE ROADWAY.

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 4040 8847 4061 8846 4062 8858 4075 8859
      4075 8869 4088 8871 4090 8832 4077 8812
      4040 8812

$$

MTF




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