Flood Warning
Issued by NWS St. Louis, MO

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Flood Warning
National Weather Service St Louis MO
124 PM CST Wed Feb 21 2018

...The National Weather Service in St. Louis has issued a flood
warning for the following rivers in Illinois...

  Kaskaskia River at Vandalia

.This Flood Warning is a result of 2 inches of rainfall the
past 24 hours and  up to a tenth of an inch forecast in
the next 24 hours...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Rainfall heavier than forecast could cause river levels to rise even
higher than predicted.  The National Weather Service will monitor
this developing situation and issue follow up statements as
conditions or forecasts change.

Safety message:  Never drive cars, trucks, or sport utility vehicles
through flooded areas.  The water may be too deep to allow for safe
passage.

This product, along with additional weather and stream information,
is available at http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=lsx.

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124 PM CST Wed Feb 21 2018

The National Weather Service in St. Louis has issued a

* Flood Warning for
  the Kaskaskia River at Vandalia
* from this evening to Sunday morning.
* At  1:00 PM Wednesday the stage was 15.4 feet.
* Flood stage is 18.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is forecast.
* The river is forecast to rise above flood stage by this evening and
  crest near 24.1 feet by tomorrow evening. The river is forecast to
  fall below flood stage by late Saturday morning.
* Impact:  At 23.0 feet...Agricultural levee begins to be slightly
  overtopped.  No residences are affected at this level.
* Impact:  At 19.2 feet...State Highway J just east of County Road 206
  begins to flood near this height.
* Impact:  At 18.0 feet...Flood Stage.  Minor flooding begins.
  Unprotected farmland begins to flood.

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                   Fld   Latest              7 a.m. Forecast
LOCATION           Stg  Obs Stg     02/22  02/23  02/24  02/25  02/26

Kaskaskia River
  Vandalia        18.0   15.43      22.8   23.8   19.3   15.5   13.3


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