Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Grand Rapids, MI

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Flood Warning
National Weather Service Grand Rapids MI
803 AM EST Thu Feb 22 2018

...Forecast Flooding Changed from Minor to Moderate Severity for the
following rivers in Southwest Lower Michigan...
  Kalamazoo River At Comstock affecting Kalamazoo County

.Runoff from recent heavy rainfall continues to cause a rapid rise in
water levels along the Kalamazoo River. The latest forecast takes the river
into moderate flooding. Additional rainfall late tonight and Friday morning
is expected to be light and should not have an impact on river levels.

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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MIC077-231503-
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/CMSM4.2.ER.180222T1150Z.180224T0600Z.180227T0000Z.NR/
803 AM EST Thu Feb 22 2018

...Forecast flooding increased from Minor to Moderate severity...
The flood warning continues for
  the Kalamazoo River At Comstock.
* until Tuesday morning.
* At  7:15 AM Thursday the stage was 9.2 feet.
* Flood stage is 9.0 feet.
* Minor Flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast, the river will continue rising to near 10.1 feet by late
  Friday evening. The river will fall below flood stage Monday
  evening.
* Impact, at 10.0 feet...Expect moderate flooding of homes along
  Portage Creek, near Gull Street and Recreation Park. Industrial
  areas in Kalamazoo begin to flood.
* Flood history, this crest compares to a previous crest of 10.0 feet
  on Apr 22 1975.

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LAT...LON 4242 8554 4231 8549 4224 8549 4226 8558
      4242 8565

$$




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