Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Paducah, KY

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WGUS43 KPAH 190138
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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KENTUCKY
838 PM CDT THU AUG 18 2016

...Forecast Flooding Changed from Minor to Moderate Severity for the
   Big Muddy River affecting areas in southwest Illinois...

   Near Murphysboro affecting Jackson County

.Water levels continue to rise along portions of the Big Muddy River
near Murphysboro. The new forecast indicates moderate flood conditions
will develop within the next 24 hours.

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/

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ILC077-200538-
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/MURI2.2.ER.160817T0805Z.160820T0000Z.160823T1536Z.NO/
838 PM CDT THU AUG 18 2016

...forecast flooding increased from Minor to Moderate severity...
  The Flood Warning continues for the Big Muddy River near Murphysboro
* At 8 PM Thursday the stage was 27.3 feet.
* Flood Stage is 22.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will crest near 28.1 feet this Friday evening.
  The river will fall below flood stage Tuesday.

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

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