Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Boston, MA

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000 WGUS81 KBOX 181537 FLSBOX FLOOD STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA 1137 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014 ...THE FLOOD WARNING HAS BEEN EXTENDED FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN MASSACHUSETTS...CONNECTICUT... CONNECTICUT RIVER AT NORTHAMPTON AFFECTING HAMPDEN AND HAMPSHIRE COUNTIES CONNECTICUT RIVER AT THOMPSONVILLE AFFECTING HARTFORD AND HAMPDEN COUNTIES ...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN CONNECTICUT... CONNECTICUT RIVER AT MIDDLE HADDAM AFFECTING MIDDLESEX COUNTY CONNECTICUT RIVER AT HARTFORD AFFECTING HARTFORD AND MIDDLESEX COUNTIES RIVER LEVELS HAVE CRESTED ALONG THE MAIN STEM OF THE CONNECTICUT RIVER. HOWEVER...MINOR FLOODING WILL CONTINUE FOR AT LEAST SEVERAL MORE DAYS ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE RIVER. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... SAFETY MESSAGE...A FLOOD STATEMENT PROVIDING THE LATEST INFORMATION IN THIS FLOOD EVENT WILL BE ISSUED WITHIN THE NEXT 8 HOURS...OR EARLIER IF NEEDED. SAFETY MESSAGE...DO NOT ALLOW CHILDREN TO PLAY NEAR SWOLLEN RIVERS...STREAMS OR CULVERTS. SWIFTLY MOVING WATER CAN POSE AN IMMINENT THREAT TO LIFE. && MAC013-015-190337- /O.EXT.KBOX.FL.W.0017.000000T0000Z-140419T1500Z/ /NHMM3.1.ER.140416T0645Z.140417T1045Z.140419T0900Z.NO/ 1137 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014 THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE CONNECTICUT RIVER AT NORTHAMPTON. * UNTIL SATURDAY MORNING...OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED. * AT 11:00 AM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 112.3 FEET. * FLOOD STAGE IS 112.0 FEET. * MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST. * FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE BY SATURDAY MORNING. * IMPACT...AT 113.0 FEET...MINOR FLOODING WILL AFFECT PORTIONS OF NORTHAMPTON IN THE VICINITY OF THE OXBOW AND HADLEY ALONG AQUA VITAE DRIVE. FARMING INTERESTS IN HATFIELD OUTSIDE FLOOD DIKE PROTECTION WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING. $$ CTC003-MAC013-190336- /O.EXT.KBOX.FL.W.0018.000000T0000Z-140419T1200Z/ /TMVC3.1.ER.140416T0845Z.140417T2015Z.140419T0600Z.NO/ 1137 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014 THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE CONNECTICUT RIVER AT THOMPSONVILLE. * UNTIL SATURDAY MORNING...OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED. * AT 10:30 AM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 5.3 FEET. * FLOOD STAGE IS 5.0 FEET. * MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST. * FORECAST...THE RIVER REACHED CREST AT 5.7 OVERNIGHT AND WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE BY SATURDAY MORNING. * IMPACT...AT 5.0 FEET...LOWLAND FLOODING WILL BEGIN ALONG THE CONNECTICUT RIVER NEAR THOMPSONVILLE. $$ CTC007-190336- /O.CON.KBOX.FL.W.0015.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/ /MHDC3.1.ER.140413T2242Z.140419T0800Z.000000T0000Z.UU/ 1137 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014 THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE CONNECTICUT RIVER AT MIDDLE HADDAM. * UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE...OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED. * AT 10:45 AM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 10.1 FEET. * FLOOD STAGE IS 7.0 FEET. * MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST. * FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING TO NEAR 10.2 FEET BY LATE THIS AFTERNOON. THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO REACH CREST AT 10.3 FEET OVERNIGHT. * IMPACT...AT 10.5 FEET...FLOODING CONTINUES TO OVERSPREAD SECTIONS OF PORTLAND AND MIDDLETOWN...AS WELL AS DOWNSTREAM TOWNS INCLUDING CHESTER AND ESSEX. SOME IMMEDIATE RIVER ROADS WILL BE IMPASSABLE. IN CROMWELL THIS USUALLY IMPACTS PORTIONS OF RIVER ROAD. IN ROCKY HILL...PORTIONS OF MEADOW ROAD WILL BECOME IMPASSABLE. $$ CTC003-007-190336- /O.CON.KBOX.FL.W.0014.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/ /HFDC3.1.ER.140413T1225Z.140418T0846Z.000000T0000Z.NO/ 1137 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014 THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE CONNECTICUT RIVER AT HARTFORD. * UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE...OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED. * AT 11:01 AM FRIDAY THE RIVER WAS NEAR CREST AT 20.0 FEET. * FLOOD STAGE IS 16.0 FEET. * MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST. * FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE TO FALL TO A STAGE OF 19.6 FEET BY TOMORROW MORNING. * IMPACT...AT 20.0 FEET...FLOODING IS EXPECTED ALONG THE RIVER IN PORTIONS OF WETHERSFIELD...GLASTONBURY...ROCKY HILL AND CROMWELL. THE HIGH WATERS AND SWIFT FLOWS WILL DISRUPT SOME CROSS RIVER FERRY SERVICES. UPSTREAM OF HARTFORD...FLOODING WILL CONTINUE TO AFFECT PORTIONS OF WINDSOR. IMMEDIATE RIVER ROADS MAY BECOME IMPASSABLE IN ALL OF THESE COMMUNITIES. FURTHER DOWNSTREAM FLOODING WILL CONTINUE TO OVERSPREAD SECTIONS OF PORTLAND...MIDDLETOWN AS WELL AS CHESTER. SOME IMMEDIATE RIVER ROADS WILL BE IMPASSABLE. $$

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