Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Grand Rapids, MI

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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
1050 AM EDT THU AUG 18 2016

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

  Portage River Near Vicksburg affecting Kalamazoo County

.Chances for showers and thunderstorms will increase with the
greatest chances on Saturday. 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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MIC077-191650-
/O.EXT.KGRR.FL.W.0008.000000T0000Z-160819T1800Z/
/VCKM4.1.ER.160815T2150Z.160818T0010Z.160819T0600Z.UU/
1050 AM EDT THU AUG 18 2016

The Flood Warning continues for
  the Portage River Near Vicksburg.
* until Friday afternoon.
* at  8:10 PM Wednesday the stage was 5.8 feet.
* Flood stage is 5.0 feet.
* Minor Flooding is occurring and Minor Flooding is forecast.
* Forecast, the river will continue to fall below flood stage by
  after midnight tonight.
* Impact, at 6.0 feet...Expect minor basement flooding of several
  homes built adjacent to the river
* Flood history, this crest compares to a previous crest of 5.5 feet
  on Mar 12 2009.

&&

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

$$

TJT



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