Flash Flood Statement
Issued by NWS St. Louis, MO

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FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST LOUIS MO
533 AM CDT THU JUN 25 2015

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KNOX MO-LEWIS MO-
533 AM CDT THU JUN 25 2015

...FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR LEWIS AND KNOX COUNTIES
UNTIL 700 AM CDT...

RAINFALL ESTIMATES FROM NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADARS
INDICATE RAINFALLS IN THE 2 TO 4 INCH RANGE HAVE OCCURRED OVERNIGHT
ALONG AND WEST OF A COLONY...EWING LINE...WITH FAIRLY WIDESPREAD
RAINS OF 3 TO 4 INCHES OVER THE SOUTHWEST HALF OF KNOX COUNTY.

RADARS HAVE INDICATED A DECREASE IN THE THUNDERSTORM INTENSITY AND
COVERAGE OVER NORTHEAST MISSOURI SINCE 4 AM.  HOWEVER...IT STILL
APPEARS THAT SOME LOCATIONS COULD PICK UP ANOTHER INCH OF RAIN EARLY
TODAY.

RUNOFF FROM THIS EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLASH FLOODING TO
OCCUR. SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLASH FLOODING INCLUDE...
CANTON...EDINA...COLONY...EWING...KNOX CITY...LA BELLE...LA GRANGE...
LEWISTOWN...MAYWOOD...PLEVNA AND STEFFENVILLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE
DANGERS OF FLOODING.

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. BE CERTAIN TO OBEY ALL ROAD CLOSED SIGNS.

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM THIS STORM WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL CREEKS
AND STREAMS...COUNTRY ROADS...NORMALLY DRY WASHES... AS WELL AS
FARMLAND ALONG THE BANKS OF CREEKS AND STREAMS.

A FLASH FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLASH FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR
OCCURRING. IF YOU ARE IN THE WARNING AREA...MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND
IMMEDIATELY. RESIDENTS LIVING ALONG STREAMS AND CREEKS SHOULD TAKE
IMMEDIATE PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO
CROSS SWIFTLY FLOWING WATERS OR WATERS OF UNKNOWN DEPTH BY FOOT OR BY
AUTOMOBILE.

REPORT FLOODING TO THE NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY SO THAT THEY
MAY TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION TO CLOSE FLOODED ROADWAYS. THEY WILL
RELAY YOUR REPORT TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ST LOUIS.

&&

LAT...LON 4030 9195 4026 9194 4025 9150 4011 9151
      4006 9149 4004 9150 3995 9144 3995 9235
      4030 9235

$$

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