Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Boston, MA

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WGUS81 KBOX 230018
FLSBOX
FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
718 PM EST Mon Jan 22 2018


...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in
Connecticut...
  Connecticut River At Middle Haddam affecting Middlesex County

For the lower Connecticut River, near Haddam and points south - NASA
Modis satellite imagery indicated that there were 2 ice jams frozen
in place on the lower Connecticut River. The longer of the two
originates at the East Haddam Bridge and is several miles long
upstream. The second ice field is located further south downstream
along the river channel. The ice jams are restricting the amount
of water able to move downstream.

Expect continued ice jam flooding into at least Wednesday. Small
fluctuations in water levels are possible due to the ice jams.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Safety Message...A Flood Statement providing the latest information
in this flood event will be issued within the next 8 hours, or
earlier if needed.

Safety Message...Do not allow children to play near swollen rivers,
streams or culverts. Swiftly moving water can pose an imminent threat
to life.



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718 PM EST Mon Jan 22 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Connecticut River At Middle Haddam.
* until further notice...or until the warning is cancelled.
* At  6:55 PM Monday the stage was 7.7 feet.
* Flood stage is 7.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 8.2 feet by
  tomorrow late evening then begin falling.
* Impact...At 8.0 feet...Flooding is expected in low lying sections
  along the Connecticut River from Wethersfield and Glastonbury
  downstream through Cromwell, Middletown and Portland. Boating
  interests should prepare for a period of swift river flows.

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LAT...LON 4164 7269 4164 7258 4129 7225 4126 7239
      4141 7251 4156 7270

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