Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Topeka, KS

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS
521 AM CDT THU SEP 18 2014

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521 AM CDT THU SEP 18 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TOPEKA HAS ISSUED AN

* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  CENTRAL OTTAWA COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL KANSAS...

* UNTIL 815 AM CDT

* AT 518 AM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED 3
TO 6 INCHES HAS FALLEN OVER THE AREA. EXCESSIVE RUNOFF AND PONDING
OF WATER WILL BE THE MAIN ISSUES OVER THE NEXT FEW HOURS.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  BENNINGTON...
  DELPHOS...
  MINNEAPOLIS...
  NILES...
  WELLS...

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 ELEVATED LEVELS ON
SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS...AND PONDING OF WATER ON COUNTRY ROADS AND
FARMLAND ALONG THE BANKS OF CREEKS AND STREAMS.

IN HILLY TERRAIN THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF LOW WATER CROSSINGS WHICH ARE
POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS IN HEAVY RAIN. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL ACROSS
FLOODED ROADS. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES. IT TAKES ONLY A FEW INCHES OF
SWIFTLY FLOWING WATER TO CARRY VEHICLES AWAY.

&&

LAT...LON 3931 9784 3930 9752 3896 9740 3895 9767

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