Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Wichita, KS

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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
651 AM CDT SAT MAY 28 2016

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HARVEY KS-
651 AM CDT SAT MAY 28 2016

...A FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 AM CDT SATURDAY FOR
HARVEY COUNTY...

AT 648 AM CDT...LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTED FLOODING ACROSS THE
WARNED AREA...INCLUDING NEAR HALSTEAD AND SEVERAL AREAS IN THE
SOUTHEAST PART OF THE COUNTY.

SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
NEWTON...HESSTON...HALSTEAD...NORTH NEWTON...SEDGWICK...BURRTON...
WHITEWATER...WALTON AND NEWTON AIRPORT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO
AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY
DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL
ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED
ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM THE PREVIOUS HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CONTINUE TO
CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS...AS WELL AS FARM AND
COUNTRY ROADS. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL ACROSS FLOODED ROADS. FIND
ALTERNATE ROUTES.

&&

LAT...LON 3791 9770 3817 9770 3818 9716 3791 9715

$$

DARMOFAL



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