Flash Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Tulsa, OK

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FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
311 AM CDT WED MAY 20 2015

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CRAWFORD AR-SEBASTIAN AR-LE FLORE OK-SEQUOYAH OK-LATIMER OK-
311 AM CDT WED MAY 20 2015

...FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR SOUTHEASTERN LATIMER...
EASTERN SEQUOYAH...LE FLORE...SEBASTIAN AND SOUTHERN CRAWFORD
COUNTIES UNTIL 500 AM CDT...

AT 307 AM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
THAT THE HEAVIEST RAIN HAS ENDED ACROSS THE WARNED AREA...BUT
ADDITIONAL THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL WILL
REMAIN POSSIBLE THIS MORNING...ESPECIALLY ACROSS PORTIONS OF CENTRAL
LE FLORE COUNTY. 2 TO 4 INCHES OF RAINFALL HAS ALREADY OCCURRED WITH
AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 3 INCHES POSSIBLE. EXTENSIVE FLOODING HAS BEEN
REPORTED IN TALIHINA...WITH WATER ENTERING NUMEROUS BUILDINGS AND
ROAD CLOSURES. THE FLOODING IN TALIHINA WILL ONLY WORSEN WITH THE
HEAVIEST RAINS LIKELY TO AFFECT THAT AREA THROUGH 5 AM.

RUNOFF FROM THIS EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLASH FLOODING TO
OCCUR. SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLASH FLOODING INCLUDE...
CEDARVILLE...FORT SMITH...POTEAU...SALLISAW...VAN BUREN...ALMA...
ARKOMA...BARLING...BENGAL...BLOOMER...BOKOSHE...BONANZA...BRUSHY...
BRUSHY LAKE STATE PARK...BURNVILLE...CAMERON...DYER...EXCELSIOR...
FANSHAWE...FIGURE FIVE...FORT SMITH REGIONAL AIRPORT...GANS...
GREENWOOD...HACKETT...HARTFORD...HEAVENER...HEAVENER RUNESTONE STATE
PARK...HOWE...HUNTINGTON AND JENNY LIND.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE WATER COVERS THE ROAD TO
UNKNOWN DEPTHS. IT ONLY TAKES TWO FEET OF RUSHING WATER TO CARRY AWAY
MOST SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES AND PICKUPS. TAKE A DIFFERENT ROUTE TO
REACH YOUR DESTINATION OR WAIT UNTIL THE WATER RECEDES. REMEMBER...
MOST FLOOD RELATED DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES.

&&

LAT...LON 3515 9414 3510 9414 3507 9425 3496 9424
      3492 9444 3472 9445 3469 9510 3487 9506
      3487 9502 3493 9504 3498 9493 3521 9492
      3521 9482 3564 9485 3563 9407 3546 9405
      3542 9408 3522 9408 3521 9403 3514 9403

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