Flood Statement
Issued by NWS St. Louis, MO

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST LOUIS MO
914 AM CDT MON AUG 31 2015

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MARION IL-
914 AM CDT MON AUG 31 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ST LOUIS  HAS ISSUED A

* SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  EASTERN MARION COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS...

* UNTIL 1215 PM CDT

* AT 913 AM CDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN DUE TO
  THUNDERSTORMS. THIS WILL CAUSE SMALL STREAM FLOODING IN THE
  ADVISORY AREA. TWO TO THREE INCHES OF RAIN HAVE ALREADY FALLEN.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  SALEM...KINMUNDY...FARINA...OMEGA...STEPHEN FORBES STATION...
  IUKA...ALMA...CARTTER AND BRUBAKER.

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 57 IN ILLINOIS EXIT 109 AND NEAR EXIT 127.

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 FLOODING OF SMALL
CREEKS AND STREAMS...AS WELL AS FARM AND COUNTRY ROADS. DO NOT
ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL ACROSS FLOODED ROADS. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES.

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

&&

LAT...LON 3852 8897 3882 8896 3883 8870 3852 8870

$$

TILLY



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