Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Boston, MA

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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
1112 PM EDT TUE APR 15 2014


...THE FLOOD WARNING HAS BEEN EXTENDED FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN
MASSACHUSETTS...CONNECTICUT...

  CONNECTICUT RIVER AT MONTAGUE AFFECTING FRANKLIN AND HAMPSHIRE
  COUNTIES
  CONNECTICUT RIVER AT NORTHAMPTON AFFECTING HAMPDEN AND HAMPSHIRE
  COUNTIES
  CONNECTICUT RIVER AT THOMPSONVILLE AFFECTING HARTFORD AND HAMPDEN
  COUNTIES

...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN
CONNECTICUT...
  CONNECTICUT RIVER AT MIDDLE HADDAM AFFECTING MIDDLESEX COUNTY
  CONNECTICUT RIVER AT HARTFORD AFFECTING HARTFORD AND MIDDLESEX
  COUNTIES


SNOWMELT FROM THE UPPER CONENCTICUT BASIN COMBINED WITH HEAVY TODAYS
RAINFALL WILL RESULT IN SHARP RISES ON THE CONNECTICUT RIVER.



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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1112 PM EDT TUE APR 15 2014

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE CONNECTICUT RIVER AT MONTAGUE.
* FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON TO FRIDAY AFTERNOON...OR UNTIL THE WARNING
  IS CANCELLED.
* AT 10:45 PM TUESDAY THE STAGE WAS 27.0 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 28.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY TOMORROW AFTERNOON AND
  CONTINUE TO RISE TO NEAR 30.1 FEET BY THURSDAY MORNING. THE RIVER
  WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE BY FRIDAY MORNING.
* IMPACT...AT 30.0 FEET...FLOODING OF LOW LYING AREAS OUTSIDE OF LEVEE
  PROTECTION IS LIKELY FROM GREENFIELD THROUGH HATFIELD.

$$

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1112 PM EDT TUE APR 15 2014

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE CONNECTICUT RIVER AT NORTHAMPTON.
* FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE...OR UNTIL THE WARNING
  IS CANCELLED.
* AT 10:00 PM TUESDAY THE STAGE WAS 111.6 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 112.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY TOMORROW LATE MORNING AND
  CONTINUE TO RISE TO NEAR 114.4 FEET BY THURSDAY EARLY AFTERNOON.
* IMPACT...AT 114.0 FEET...FLOODING AFFECTS THE OXBOW IN
  NORTHAMPTON...INCLUDING RIVERSIDE HOMES ON ISLAND ROAD.  FLOODING
  ALSO SPREADS ACROSS PARTS OF HADLEY...AS WELL AS LOWER LYING
  SECTIONS OF SOUTHAMPTON.  IN HATFIELD...BACK WATER  FROM THE
  CONNECTICUT RIVER WILL PUSH THE MILL RIVER OVER ITS BANKS FLOODING
  PARTS OF VALLEY STREET AND SURROUNDING AREAS.

$$

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1112 PM EDT TUE APR 15 2014

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE CONNECTICUT RIVER AT THOMPSONVILLE.
* FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE...OR UNTIL THE WARNING
  IS CANCELLED.
* AT 10:45 PM TUESDAY THE STAGE WAS 4.7 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 5.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY TOMORROW MORNING AND CONTINUE
  TO RISE TO NEAR 6.1 FEET BY THURSDAY EVENING.
* IMPACT...AT 6.0 FEET...FLOODING IMPACTS LOW LYING AREAS ALONG THE
  CONNECTICUT RIVER FROM THE MASSACHUSETTS TOWNS OF AGAWAM AND
  LONGMEADOW...THROUGH THE NORTHERN CONNECTICUT TOWNS OF SUFFIELD AND
  ENFIELD.

$$

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1112 PM EDT TUE APR 15 2014

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE CONNECTICUT RIVER AT MIDDLE HADDAM.
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE...OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED.
* AT 10:45 PM TUESDAY THE STAGE WAS 8.5 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 7.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MODERATE FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING TO NEAR 8.7 FEET BY AFTER
  MIDNIGHT TONIGHT
* IMPACT...AT 11.5 FEET...FLOODING WILL LIKELY RESULT IN THE
  EVACUATION OF LOW LYING AREAS ALONG RIVER ROAD IN CROMWELL AND
  MEADOW ROAD IN PORTLAND.  FLOODING WILL OCCUR IN THE HARBOR PARK
  AREA.  FLOODING INCREASES IN SURROUNDING TOWNS ALONG THE RIVER...
  FROM MIDDLETOWN AND PORTLAND TO THE RIVER MOUTH AT OLD SAYBROOK.

$$

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1112 PM EDT TUE APR 15 2014

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE CONNECTICUT RIVER AT HARTFORD.
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE...OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED.
* AT 10:46 PM TUESDAY THE STAGE WAS 17.9 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 16.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING TO NEAR 21.1 FEET BY
  THURSDAY BEFORE MIDNIGHT THEN BEGIN FALLING.
* IMPACT...AT 21.0 FEET...FLOODING IS EXPECTED ALONG THE RIVER IN
  PORTIONS OF WETHERSFIELD...GLASTONBURY AND ROCKY HILL. THE HIGH
  WATERS AND SWIFT FLOWS WILL DISRUPT SOME CROSS RIVER FERRY
  SERVICES. UPSTREAM OF HARTFORD FLOODING WILL CONTINUE TO AFFECT
  PORTIONS OF WINDSOR. IMMEDIATE RIVER ROADS MAY BECOME IMPASSABLE.
  FURTHER DOWNSTREAM FLOODING WILL LIKELY RESULT IN THE EVACUATION OF
  LOW LYING AREAS ALONG RIVER ROAD IN CROMWELL AND RIVER ROAD IN
  PORTLAND. FLOODING INCREASES ALONG THE RIVER FROM MIDDLETOWN TO OLD
  SAYBROOK.

$$




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