Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Chicago, IL

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
1059 PM CDT SAT JUL 23 2016

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WINNEBAGO IL-BOONE IL-MCHENRY IL-
1059 PM CDT SAT JUL 23 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO  HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR...
  SOUTHEASTERN WINNEBAGO COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
  SOUTHERN BOONE COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
  SOUTHWESTERN MCHENRY COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS...

* UNTIL 1100 AM CDT SUNDAY

* AT 1058 PM CDT...RADAR ESTIMATES INDICATED THAT HEAVY RAINFALL OF
  UP TO FOUR INCHES HAVE FALLEN SINCE LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON. LIGHT
  RAIN WAS ENDING...HOWEVER FLOODING WILL TAKE SOME TIME TO SUBSIDE
  INTO EARLY SUNDAY.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  ROCKFORD...BELVIDERE...MARENGO...CHERRY VALLEY...UNION AND NEW
  MILLFORD.

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.

BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE
DANGERS OF FLOODING. IF FLOODING IS OBSERVED ACT QUICKLY. MOVE UP TO
HIGHER GROUND TO ESCAPE FLOOD WATERS. DO NOT STAY IN AREAS SUBJECT TO
FLOODING WHEN WATER BEGINS RISING.

&&

LAT...LON 4234 8854 4217 8854 4218 8909 4224 8910

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RATZER



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