Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Wichita, KS

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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
1205 AM CDT FRI AUG 26 2016

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ALLEN KS-
1205 AM CDT FRI AUG 26 2016

...A FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 145 AM CDT FOR CENTRAL
ALLEN COUNTY...

AT 1203 AM CDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORM
WITH VERY HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. RADAR IS ESTIMATING
UPWARDS OF 3 INCHES OF RAIN HAVE FALLEN WITHIN THE WARNED AREA. AN
ADDITIONAL ONE TO TWO INCHES OF RAIN WILL BE POSSIBLE OVER THE NEXT
FEW HOURS.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TURN AROUND...DON`T DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD
DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.

BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE
DANGERS OF FLOODING.

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL
CREEKS AND STREAMS...COUNTRY ROADS...FARMLAND...AND OTHER LOW LYING
SPOTS.

IN HILLY TERRAIN THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF LOW WATER CROSSINGS WHICH ARE
POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS IN HEAVY RAIN. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS FLOODED
ROADS. FIND AN ALTERNATE ROUTE.

&&

LAT...LON 3775 9526 3777 9550 3804 9536 3804 9508
      3803 9508

$$

RITZMAN



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