Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Topeka, KS

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS
514 AM CDT THU SEP 18 2014

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514 AM CDT THU SEP 18 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TOPEKA HAS ISSUED AN

* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  WESTERN ANDERSON COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL KANSAS...
  EASTERN COFFEY COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL KANSAS...
  SOUTH CENTRAL OSAGE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL KANSAS...

* UNTIL 815 AM CDT

* AT 507 AM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
A LARGE AREA OF 3 TO 6 INCHES HAS FALLEN OVER THE AREA. EXCESSIVE
RUNOFF AND PONDING OF WATER WILL BE THE MAIN ISSUES OVER THE NEXT
FEW HOURS.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  OLIVET...
  BETO JUNCTION...
  LEBO...
  NEW STRAWN...
  WAVERLY...
  COLONY...
  HARRIS...
  WESTPHALIA...

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 35 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 149 AND 160.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO
AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY
DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL
ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED
ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE ELEVATED LEVELS ON
SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS...AND PONDING OF WATER ON COUNTRY ROADS AND
FARMLAND ALONG THE BANKS OF CREEKS AND STREAMS.

IN HILLY TERRAIN THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF LOW WATER CROSSINGS WHICH ARE
POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS IN HEAVY RAIN. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL ACROSS
FLOODED ROADS. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES. IT TAKES ONLY A FEW INCHES OF
SWIFTLY FLOWING WATER TO CARRY VEHICLES AWAY.

&&

LAT...LON 3845 9588 3849 9574 3831 9535 3803 9534
      3803 9560

$$

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