Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Grand Rapids, MI

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Flood Warning
National Weather Service Grand Rapids MI
915 AM EDT Sun May 21 2017

...The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a flood
warning for the following river in Southwest Lower Michigan...

  Portage River Near Vicksburg affecting Kalamazoo County

.Recent rain is expected to bring rising levels to river systems
in Southern Lower Michigan. More rain is expected though the week,
so levels may remain elevated for some time. The following forecast
is based on observed and forecast 24 hour precipitation.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Safety message... Even 6 inches of fast-moving flood water can knock
you off your feet, and a depth of 2 feet will float your car. Never
try to walk, swim, or drive through such swift water. If you come
upon flood waters, stop, turn around and go another way.

This warning will be in effect until the river falls below its flood
stage.

Stay tuned to further developments by listening to your local
radio, television, or NOAA Weather Radio station for further
information.

Additional weather and river information can be found on our homepage
at www.weather.gov/grr

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MIC077-221515-
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/VCKM4.1.ER.000000T0000Z.170522T0000Z.170526T0000Z.UU/
915 AM EDT Sun May 21 2017

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a

* Flood Warning for
  the Portage River Near Vicksburg.
* until Friday evening.
* Flood stage is 5.0 feet.
* Forecast, the river is forecast to have a maximum value of 5.2 feet
  this evening.
* Impact, at 5.0 feet...Expect overflows into wooded areas and
  farmland adjacent to the river.
* Flood history, this crest compares to a previous crest of 5.2 feet
  on Mar 9 1974.

&&

LAT...LON 4208 8552 4211 8553 4215 8548 4216 8544
      4211 8544 4208 8547

$$

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