Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Central Illinois

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WGUS83 KILX 231456
FLSILX

FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL
956 AM CDT SAT AUG 23 2014

ILC095-231800-
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KNOX IL-
956 AM CDT SAT AUG 23 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LINCOLN HAS ISSUED AN

* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  KNOX COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ILLINOIS...

* UNTIL 100 PM CDT.

* AT 954 AM CDT...TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS REPORTED THUNDERSTORMS
  WITH HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS THE ADVISORY AREA. DOPPLER RADAR
  ESTIMATED HOURLY RAINFALL RATES OF 1.5 TO 2 INCHES WITH THESE
  STORMS.

* RUNOFF FROM THIS EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WILL CAUSE MINOR FLOODING TO
  OCCUR...ESPECIALLY ALONG SMALL STREAMS AND NEAR LOW WATER
  CROSSINGS. SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE MINOR FLOODING
  INCLUDE...GALESBURG...ABINGDON...ALTONA...GILSON...KNOXVILLE...
  ONEIDA...RIO...VICTORIA...WATAGA AND WILLIAMSFIELD.

* A TRAINED SPOTTER REPORTED MINOR FLOODING OF THE FREEMONT STREET
  VIADUCT IN GALESBURG WITH PONDING OF WATER ON MANY OTHER STREETS
  IN TOWN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM THIS STORM WILL CAUSE MINOR FLOODING OF SMALL
CREEKS AND STREAMS...URBAN AREAS...HIGHWAYS...STREETS AND UNDERPASSES
AS WELL AS OTHER DRAINAGE AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS.

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE
ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS
SAFELY.

&&

LAT...LON 4115 8999 4085 8999 4075 9045 4115 9045
      4116 9044

$$

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