Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Grand Forks, ND

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN ND/GRAND FORKS ND
931 PM CDT THU MAY 28 2015

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WILKIN MN-OTTER TAIL MN-SARGENT ND-RICHLAND ND-
931 PM CDT THU MAY 28 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND FORKS HAS ISSUED A

* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  WILKIN COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA...
  NORTHWESTERN OTTER TAIL COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA...
  SOUTHEASTERN SARGENT COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN NORTH DAKOTA...
  SOUTHERN RICHLAND COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN NORTH DAKOTA...

* UNTIL 730 AM CDT FRIDAY

* AT 930 PM CDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN DUE TO
  THUNDERSTORMS. THIS WILL CAUSE URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOODING IN
  THE ADVISORY AREA.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  WAHPETON...BRECKENRIDGE...PERHAM...PELICAN RAPIDS...LAKE LIDA...
  HANKINSON AND LIDGERWOOD.

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.

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

A FLOOD ADVISORY MEANS RIVER OR STREAM FLOWS ARE ELEVATED...OR
PONDING OF WATER IN URBAN OR OTHER AREAS IS OCCURRING OR IS IMMINENT.
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.

&&

LAT...LON 4594 9760 4662 9632 4662 9548 4602 9657
      4593 9656

$$

HOPKINS



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