Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
731 PM PDT THU MAY 28 2015

IDC055-WAC063-290400-
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KOOTENAI ID-SPOKANE WA-
731 PM PDT THU MAY 28 2015

...THE URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL
900 PM PDT FOR WESTERN KOOTENAI AND SPOKANE COUNTIES...

AT 717 PM PDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN DUE TO
THUNDERSTORMS. THIS WILL CAUSE URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOODING IN
THE ADVISORY AREA.

A REPORT OF SHALLOW WATER OVER THE ROAD WAS RECEIVED NEAR THE
INTERSECTION OF HIGHWAY 41 AND INTERSTATE 90 AT 717 PM PDT. AT THE
TIME OF THE REPORT THE WATER WAS SLOWING TRAFFIC BUT NOT CLOSING THE
ROAD. WITH THE RADAR STILL SHOWING HEAVY DOWNPOURS IN THE
AREA...MOTORISTS NEED TO BE PREPARED FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF ROAD
CLOSERS. POOR VISIBILITY AND HYDRO PLANING ARE A NEAR CERTAINTY IN
THE HEAVIEST DOWNPOURS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE ELEVATED LEVELS ON
SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS...AND PONDING OF WATER IN URBAN AREAS...
HIGHWAYS...STREETS AND UNDERPASSES AS WELL AS OTHER POOR DRAINAGE
AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS.

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE
ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS
SAFELY. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.

DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF FLOOD WATERS. ONLY A FEW INCHES
CAN FLOAT A CAR.

&&

LAT...LON 4737 11663 4739 11677 4737 11704 4731 11705
      4725 11754 4726 11782 4782 11782 4782 11775
      4789 11769 4789 11766 4784 11766 4779 11757
      4781 11754 4789 11753 4790 11657 4741 11658

$$

BZ



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