Flash Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Dallas/Fort Worth, TX

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WGUS74 KFWD 271154
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FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
654 AM CDT WED MAY 27 2015

TXC139-271400-
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/00000.2.DM.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
ELLIS TX-
654 AM CDT WED MAY 27 2015

...A FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR A DAM BREAK REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 900
AM CDT FOR NORTHWESTERN ELLIS COUNTY...

LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT HAS REPORTED THE IMMINENT FAILURE OF PADERA
LAKE DAM!

PADERA LAKE DAM IS LOCATED NORTHWEST OF THE CITY OF MIDLOTHIAN...
JUST EAST OF HIGHWAY 287 NEAR KIMBLE ROAD. THE DAM IS BEGINNING TO
FAIL AND WILL GIVE WAY THIS MORNING.

THE FLOOD WATERS FROM THIS LAKE WOULD RAPIDLY SURGE INTO NEWTON
BRANCH...THEN INTO COTTONWOOD CREEK ALONG HIGHWAY 287. THE HIGHWAY
IS BEING CLOSED...AND TRAFFIC IS BEING DIVERTED. FROM COTTONWOOD
CREEK...THE FLOOD WAVE WILL MOVE INTO SOAP CREEK...THEN BRIEFLY INTO
MOUNTAIN CREEK...BEFORE FLOWING INTO THE SOUTH END OF JOE POOL LAKE
NEAR BRITTON PARK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND NOW. ACT QUICKLY TO PROTECT YOUR LIFE.

TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN. MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.

&&

LAT...LON 3248 9703 3247 9708 3250 9708 3253 9706
      3253 9703 3251 9701

$$

05/25


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