Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Tulsa, OK

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WGUS84 KTSA 281922
FLSTSA
FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
222 PM CDT THU MAY 28 2015


...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in
Oklahoma...

  Poteau River near Poteau affecting Le Flore County.

  Poteau River near Panama affecting Le Flore County.

OKC079-290322-
/O.EXT.KTSA.FL.W.0037.000000T0000Z-150531T1845Z/
/PTAO2.3.ER.150524T1615Z.150526T2030Z.150531T1245Z.NO/
222 PM CDT THU MAY 28 2015

...This is a dangerous and life threatening situation...

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Poteau River near Poteau.
* until Sunday afternoon, or until the warning is cancelled.
* At  1:45 PM Thursday, the stage was 30.30 feet.
* Flood stage is 24.0 feet.
* Major flooding is occurring but the river is falling.
* Forecast...The Poteau River near Poteau will continue falling to
  below flood stage by Sunday morning. However, additional rainfall
  over the next few days could impact this forecast. Later updates
  should be monitored.
* Impact...At 30.0 feet, very severe flooding affects croplands and
  county roads from southeast of Poteau to the mouth of Brazil Creek.
  This is a dangerous and life threatening situation.

&&

LAT...LON 3513 9468 3495 9471 3495 9461 3506 9454 3513 9456

$$

OKC079-290322-
/O.CON.KTSA.FL.W.0022.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
/PANO2.3.ER.150520T1222Z.150527T0745Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
222 PM CDT THU MAY 28 2015

...This is a dangerous and life threatening situation...

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Poteau River near Panama.
* until further notice.
* At  1:30 PM Thursday, the stage was 41.37 feet.
* Flood stage is 29.0 feet.
* Major flooding is occurring but the river is falling.
* Forecast...The Poteau River near Panama will continue falling but
  remain above 31 feet through Monday. However, additional rainfall
  over the next few days could impact this forecast. Later updates
  should be monitored.
* Impact...At 41.0 feet, very severe flooding occurs from near Poteau
  to Arkoma. Up to 20,000 acres of farmland is flooded. Several
  county roads crossing the Poteau River are totally impassable. This
  is a dangerous and life threatening situation.

&&

LAT...LON 3521 9470 3504 9462 3523 9442 3540 9439 3540 9449

$$



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