Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Grand Rapids, MI

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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
1048 AM EDT FRI APR 21 2017

...The flood warning continues for the following rivers in Southwest
Lower Michigan...

  Portage River Near Vicksburg affecting Kalamazoo County

.Thursday rain totals around an inch near Vicksburg have brought the
Portage River back above flood stage. The river will crest slightly
above flood stage soon, and is expected to slowly recede in the coming
days. The next chance of rain is Tuesday night. The following forecast
is based on observed and forecast 24 hour precipitation.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Safety message...Motorists should not attempt to drive around
barricades or drive cars through flooded areas.

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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/VCKM4.1.ER.170421T0759Z.170421T1800Z.170425T0000Z.UU/
1048 AM EDT FRI APR 21 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
  the Portage River Near Vicksburg.
* until Monday evening.
* At 7:45 AM Friday the stage was 5.02 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 evening. The river will fall below flood stage early next
  week.
* 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 8552 4211 8553 4215 8548 4216 8544
      4211 8544 4208 8547

$$

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