Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Northern Indiana

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
1237 AM EDT SUN AUG 31 2014

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ELKHART IN-BRANCH MI-ST. JOSEPH MI-CASS MI-
1237 AM EDT SUN AUG 31 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTHERN INDIANA HAS ISSUED AN

* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  NORTH CENTRAL ELKHART COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL INDIANA
  NORTHWESTERN BRANCH COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN
  SOUTHEASTERN CASS COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN
  ST. JOSEPH COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN

* UNTIL 630 AM EDT

* AT 1234 AM EDT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
THUNDERSTORMS WITH VERY HEAVY RAIN PERSISTING ACROSS THE ADVISORY
AREA. DOPPLER RADAR ESTIMATES OF 2 TO 3 INCHES ACROSS THE ADVISORY
AREA...WITH NEAR 4 INCHES BETWEEN CONSTANTINE AND THREE RIVERS
MICHIGAN. ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE
EARLY THIS MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM THESE STORMS WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL
CREEKS AND STREAMS...HIGHWAYS AND UNDERPASSES. ADDITIONALLY...
COUNTRY ROADS AND FARMLANDS ALONG THE BANKS OF CREEKS AND STREAMS AND
OTHER LOW LYING AREAS ARE SUBJECT TO FLOODING.

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE
ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS
SAFELY. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.

BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE
DANGERS OF FLOODING. IF FLOODING IS OBSERVED ACT QUICKLY. MOVE UP TO
HIGHER GROUND TO ESCAPE FLOOD WATERS. DO NOT STAY IN AREAS SUBJECT TO
FLOODING WHEN WATER BEGINS RISING.

TO REPORT FLOODING...POST YOUR INFORMATION ON THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA FACEBOOK PAGE...OR YOU CAN POST ON TWITTER
WITH THE HASHTAG... #NWSIWX.

&&

LAT...LON 4192 8501 4185 8522 4174 8587 4180 8596
      4192 8594 4201 8563 4207 8519 4208 8497

$$

PBM








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