Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Tulsa, OK

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WGUS84 KTSA 281335
FLSTSA
FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
835 AM 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.

OKC079-282135-
/O.EXT.KTSA.FL.W.0037.000000T0000Z-150601T0048Z/
/PTAO2.3.ER.150524T1615Z.150526T2030Z.150531T1848Z.NO/
835 AM 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 evening, or until the warning is cancelled.
* At  7:45 AM Thursday, the stage was 30.52 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 30 feet this evening and below flood stage by early Sunday
  afternoon. However, additional rainfall this week 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

$$

OKC079-282135-
/O.CON.KTSA.FL.W.0022.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
/PANO2.3.ER.150520T1222Z.150527T0715Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
835 AM 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  7:30 AM Thursday, the stage was 41.71 feet.
* Flood stage is 29.0 feet.
* Major flooding is occurring but the river is falling.
* Forecast...The Poteau River near Panama will fall to below 41 feet
  this afternoon. The river will continue falling, but remain above
  31 feet through Tuesday morning. Additional rainfall this week 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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