Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Grand Rapids, MI

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
427 PM EDT THU MAR 30 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

.Rainfall totals in excess of 1 inch through Friday morning have
caused the Portage River to rise out of its banks, and minor flooding
in low lying areas is occurring. The following forecast is based on
observed and forecast 48 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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MIC077-312227-
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427 PM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a

* Flood Warning for
  the Portage River Near Vicksburg.
* until late Saturday night.
* At  4:00 PM Thursday the stage was 5.06 feet.
* Flood stage is 5.0 feet.
* Minor Flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast, the river will continue rising to near 5.1 feet by
  Friday morning. The river will fall below flood stage late
  Saturday night.
* 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 5.1 feet
  on Mar 1 2017.

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

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