Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Paducah, KY

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WGUS83 KPAH 211449
FLSPAH
FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KENTUCKY
949 AM CDT SUN AUG 21 2016

...The flood warning continues for the following rivers in
Illinois...

  Big Muddy River near Plumfield and Murphysboro

.Excessive amounts of rain so far this month have resulted in
elevated water levels along the Big Muddy River. Moderate flooding
continues at Murphysboro and should stay above flood stage through
the week, while minor flooding is expected to end at Plumfield by
tonight.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SAFETY MESSAGE...

Never drive cars...trucks or sport utility vehicles through flooded
areas. The water may be too deep to allow safe passage. Never allow
children to play in or near flood waters. Stay tuned to NOAA Weather
Radio or your local media for further statements and possible updated
forecasts.

Additional information is available at
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=pah /lower case/

&&

ILC055-199-220600-
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/PLMI2.1.ER.160817T1450Z.160818T2315Z.160822T0000Z.NO/
949 AM CDT SUN AUG 21 2016

The Flood Warning continues for
  the Big Muddy River near Plumfield.
* until late tonight.
* At  9:30 AM Sunday the stage was 20.1 feet.
* Flood Stage is 20.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue to fall to below flood stage by
  this evening.
* Impact...At 20.0 Feet...Minor flooding occurs affecting mainly
  bottomland and surrounding low lying areas.

&&

LAT...LON 3801 8901 3792 8906 3784 8915 3778 8915
      3789 8898 3801 8895

$$

ILC077-221848-
/O.EXT.KPAH.FL.W.0047.000000T0000Z-160828T0359Z/
/MURI2.2.ER.160817T0805Z.160820T2230Z.160827T2159Z.NO/
949 AM CDT SUN AUG 21 2016

The Flood Warning continues for
  the Big Muddy River near Murphysboro.
* until Saturday evening.
* At  9:30 AM Sunday the stage was 29.5 feet.
* Flood Stage is 22.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will hold nearly steady this afternoon before
  slowly falling. The river will fall below flood stage Saturday
  afternoon.

&&

LAT...LON 3777 8946 3760 8947 3760 8941 3773 8935
      3778 8915 3784 8915

$$



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