Flood Statement
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WGUS81 KBOX 271722
1222 PM EST MON FEB 27 2017

...The Flood Warning has been extended for the following rivers in

  Connecticut River At Hartford affecting Hartford and Middlesex

Runoff from the recent melting snow continues to flow down the Connecticut
River and will result in the Connecticut River in Hartford to reach minor
flooding tonight and into tomorrow.


Safety Message...A Flood Statement providing the latest information
in this flood event will be issued within the next 8 hours, or
earlier if needed.

Safety Message...Do not allow children to play near swollen rivers,
streams or culverts. Swiftly moving water can pose an imminent threat
to life.


1222 PM EST MON FEB 27 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Connecticut River At Hartford.
* from this evening to Tuesday morning...or until the warning is
* At 12:01 PM Monday the stage was 15.2 feet.
* Flood stage is 16.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...Rise above flood stage by this evening and continue to
  rise to near 16.0 feet by tonight.The river will fall below flood
  stage by early tomorrow.
* Impact...At 16.0 feet...Minor flooding is expected in several low
  lying areas outside levee protection in Hartford, as well as
  downstream through Wethersfield and Glastonbury. Further downstream
  flooding is likely in the vicinity of Meadow Road, Route 17A, in
  the Gildersleeve section of Portland. A portion of this roadway
  will likely be closed. This includes the Exchange Club of Portland
  Fairgrounds. Boating interests should prepare for a period of swift
  river flows during this period.


LAT...LON 4163 7270 4180 7273 4180 7259 4164 7258
      4163 7263 4164 7263


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