Flash Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Springfield, MO

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FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPRINGFIELD MO
722 AM CDT SUN MAY 24 2015

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CHEROKEE KS-CRAWFORD KS-
722 AM CDT SUN MAY 24 2015

...A FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CDT FOR
CHEROKEE AND CRAWFORD COUNTIES...

AT 720 AM CDT...LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS REPORTED THAT
EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WAS PRODUCING FLASH FLOODING ACROSS THE WARNED
AREA. MUCH OF THE AREA RECEIVED TWO AND A HALF TO THREE AND A HALF
INCHES OF RAINFALL OVERNIGHT. SEVERAL ROADS ACROSS CHEROKEE COUNTY
REMAIN FLOODED AND IMPASSABLE. LOCAL CREEK AND STREAM GAUGES ALSO
INDICATE THAT WATER LEVELS CONTINUE TO RISE DUE TO RAPID RUNOFF.
THIS INCLUDES LIGHTNING CREEK WHICH IS CURRENTLY OUT OF ITS BANKS.

RUNOFF FROM THIS EXCESSIVE RAINFALL IS CAUSING FLASH FLOODING.
LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE...ARCADIA...ARMA...BAXTER SPRINGS...
CARONA...CHEROKEE...COLUMBUS...ENGLEVALE...FRONTENAC...GALENA...
GIRARD...HEPLER...MCCUNE...MULBERRY...PITTSBURG...SCAMMON...TREECE...
WEIR AND WEST MINERAL. CREEKS...STREAMS AND LOW WATER CROSSINGS WILL
BE ESPECIALLY SUSCEPTIBLE TO THE DANGERS OF FLASH FLOODING.

THIS WARNING INCLUDES BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING LOW WATER
CROSSINGS...

HIGHWAY 7 AT LITTLE CHERRY CREEK NORTH OF COLUMBUS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF FLOOD WATERS. ONLY A FEW INCHES OF
RAPIDLY FLOWING WATER CAN QUICKLY CARRY AWAY YOUR VEHICLE. TURN
AROUND...DONT DROWN.

&&

LAT...LON 3766 9508 3767 9507 3767 9462 3702 9461
      3700 9462 3699 9498 3700 9508

$$

SCHAUMANN








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