Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Boston, MA

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FLSBOX
FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
727 AM EST Thu Jan 18 2018


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

  Connecticut River At Middle Haddam affecting Middlesex County

An ice jam in the area of Middle Haddam is keeping the Connecticut River
level in minor flood at Middle Haddam.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.



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727 AM EST Thu Jan 18 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Connecticut River At Middle Haddam.
* until Friday evening...or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 10:45 AM Wednesday the stage was missing due to ice jam.
* Flood stage is 7.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...Rise above flood stage by this morning and continue to
  rise to near 7.3 feet by this afternoon.The river will fall below
  flood stage by tomorrow afternoon.
* Impact...At 7.0 feet...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.

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LAT...LON 4164 7269 4164 7258 4129 7225 4126 7239
      4141 7251 4156 7270

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