Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Wichita, KS

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FLOOD STATEMENT...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
825 AM CDT THU AUG 27 2015

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ALLEN KS-
825 AM CDT THU AUG 27 2015

...A FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1145 AM CDT FOR ALLEN
COUNTY...

AT 822 AM CDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS
WITH VERY HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. TWO TO THREE INCHES
OF RAIN HAVE FALLEN IN MUCH OF ALLEN COUNTY SINCE AROUND 4 AM CDT.
ALTHOUGH THE HEAVIEST RAINS HAVE MOVED SOUTH INTO NEOSHO COUNTY
FLOODING IS IN PROGRESS IN EXTREME SOUTHWEST ALLEN COUNTY WHERE
STANDING WATER IS IN PROGRESS IN HUMBOLDT AND PETROLIA.

SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
IOLA...HUMBOLDT...LA HARPE...GAS...BASSETT...PETROLIA AND IOLA
AIRPORT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR HAS BEEN REPORTED.
STREAM RISES WILL BE SLOW AND FLASH FLOODING IS NOT EXPECTED.
HOWEVER...ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHOULD TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS
IMMEDIATELY.

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE PONDING OF WATER IN
URBAN AREAS...HIGHWAYS...STREETS AND UNDERPASSES AS WELL AS OTHER
POOR DRAINAGE AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL
ACROSS FLOODED ROADS. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES. IT TAKES ONLY A FEW
INCHES OF SWIFTLY FLOWING WATER TO CARRY VEHICLES AWAY.

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.

TO REPORT FLOODING...HAVE THE NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY RELAY
YOUR REPORT TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE.

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LAT...LON 3773 9552 3802 9552 3802 9521 3773 9521

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