Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Central Illinois

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL
650 PM CST TUE FEB 2 2016

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CHAMPAIGN-
650 PM CST TUE FEB 2 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LINCOLN HAS ISSUED A

* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  CHAMPAIGN COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS...

* UNTIL 945 PM CST

* AT 647 PM CST...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SLOW-MOVING LINE OF
  THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS WESTERN CHAMPAIGN COUNTY INTO SOUTHERN PIATT
  AND MOUTRIE COUNTIES MOVING NORTHEASTWARD. HEAVY RAIN FROM THIS
  LINE WILL CAUSE URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOODING IN THE ADVISORY
  AREA...INCLUDING CHAMPAIGN-URBANA.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  CHAMPAIGN...RANTOUL...URBANA...SAVOY...ST. JOSEPH...TOLONO...
  PHILO...SIDNEY...HOMER...THOMASBORO...GIFFORD...OGDEN...PESOTUM...
  BROADLANDS...ALLERTON...SADORUS...LUDLOW...ROYAL...IVESDALE AND
  LONGVIEW.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS...
 INTERSTATE 57 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 218 AND 257.
 INTERSTATE 72 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 181 AND 182.
 INTERSTATE 74 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 177 AND 197.

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 HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE PONDING OF WATER IN
URBAN AREAS...HIGHWAYS...STREETS AND UNDERPASSES AS WELL AS OTHER
POOR DRAINAGE AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL
ACROSS FLOODED ROADS. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES.

&&

LAT...LON 3988 8846 3989 8846 3991 8847 4040 8817
      4040 8794 3988 8794

$$

BARNES



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